Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category
How aware are you of being accountable for your actions? Do you take responsibility for the decisions you have made regardless of the outcome? Do you try and shift the blame if things don’t turn out the way that you wanted?
The reality is that situations don’t always evolve the way that you might like. Your contribution and your response in any given situation lead to the result. So what are the keys to holding yourself accountable? Read the rest of this entry »
Are you a self hugger? Maybe you are wondering exactly what’s the definition of a self-hugger? It is someone who has the tendency to think their “values are best, not just for themselves but potentially for everyone.” These individuals have the belief and expectation that people should behave and think exactly the way they do. Often they focus their attention on how to get others to change in order to conform to their values and beliefs.
Dr. Steven Reiss, a psychologist who wrote the book The Normal Personality and created the Reiss Motivation Profile (RMP), which identifies 16 basic desires that motivate and explain a wide range of human behavior, is the person who coined the expression “self-hugger. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you know how you learn best? If so how has that information helped you achieve success in your business and personal life? Many people have little awareness of how they learn which leaves them at risk for misunderstanding information and thus missing opportunities. The more you understand how you learn, the greater the potential for success.
There are three primary learning styles – auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Many individuals have a combination of styles. Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know that June is Effective Communication Month? How well you speak and listen to people greatly impacts the outcome of your relationships. So often communication style depends on your personality and that of the person with whom you are interacting. The way that you convey your message and your willingness to listen speaks volumes about how others will perceive you.
Take the opportunity to evaluate your communication abilities by answering the following questions. Read the rest of this entry »
Communication is defined as the art and technique of using words effectively to impart information and ideas. There are two aspects of communication – speaking and listening. In this article we will be discussing listening. One of the most challenging tasks of being an effective communicator is being a good listener. This in fact is not an easy skill to develop. Listening requires you to be fully tuned in and focused on what someone else is saying. This may sound easy in principle but the fact is there are many ways to be distracted.
Over the last few years cell phones and blackberries have become part of everyday life. Have you noticed that people in restaurants and coffee shops often are not engaging in conversation with their companion, but rather are texting or on their phones? The art of fully listening seems to have diminished. Read the rest of this entry »