Archive for the communication Tag

Collaborative Conflict – The Many Faces of Conflict

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled Collaborative Conflict – The 5 Myths. To go beyond those, this post will help you appreciate the many situations and circumstances that can be catalysts for conflict and a ways to collaborate with others in resolving each one. In the next, and last, post in this series, I’ll share the five key resolutions skills needed to Read More...

Data. Strategy. People. Which One is Most Important for 2015?

With 2015 less than a week away, I have seen numerous articles and posts about how companies need to gather more data and learn how to use it better (strategy) to reach their business goals for 2015. What is conspicuous by its absence is the “people” component of all that. Of course, these are mostly companies that sell data systems that are writing these articles Read More...

Stealth Communication – Bridging the Gap

There are few things in life as important as good communication. When was the last time that a misunderstanding caused you to lose: • A personal relationship? • A business relationship? • A business deal? • An opportunity that you really wanted? There you were, left standing and wondering what and how this just happened. What would it be like to clearly understand the communications Read More...

Communication – The Eyes Have It!

Most people don’t consider the full significance of eye movement when communicating. For instance, think about a time when you were trying to find an answer in your mind. If you pay attention to your eyes, you’ll notice that you blink many times more during this searching process than you normally do. Some people would claim that you’re simply getting moisture to your eyes or Read More...

Communication – Identification

When attempting to communicate, we tend to label people, things, behaviors, etc. This is called Identification. When we Identify, we confuse or mistake our impression or reaction to something as the something itself. We allow the initial stimulus to determine our response, without taking the time to evaluate the stimulus. Here are a few examples of Identification: • Mistaking the word as the thing, or Read More...

Communication – Allness

In spite of the vastness of our universe, some people believe that they know everything about anything. You probably know at least one person like that. What people like this forget is that they, like everyone else, abstract information for several reasons and here are two: 1) We have filters set up based on our belief system and we allow in what associates with our Read More...

Communication – Bypassing

What’s it like when you know you’ve clearly shared an idea to another person and they: Don’t seem to understand Respond in an unexpected way Interpret what you said differently than what you intended Communication is used every day and, therefore, we take it for granted. We regularly miscommuncate and we wonder how other people just don’t understand what we shared with them. And, we Read More...