Self-awareness is the foundation for great communication.
Any leader who is working on becoming a more effective communicator can tell you the one ingredient they need to focus on is themselves.
But ask those same leaders what the focus should be on to make their teams communicate better, and the answer is not so clear. While one can focus on others, there are many other factors to consider that enhance or disrupt communication which need attending.
The trick in communication is to get a group of people to not just work towards a common goal and mission, but communicate along those same lines as well. When members of a team speak, email, and communicate in alignment with the direction of the team, an extra layer of synergy takes place that enhances the performance efforts of everyone. But when those points of contact take away for any reason, there becomes a drag factor that can hinder even the best…
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