Meetings waste time and frustrate people. So bad is the image of “meetings” that I prefer to call them “briefings” instead.
With flowers, chocolates and love notes making there way to millions of people across the globe, it seems like a good time to talk about how to effectively communicate with our loved ones.
With our kids all grown-up and gone from the house, Deb and I won’t be doing any “trick-or-treating” tonight. But as the ghosts, goblins and witches make their way down the streets, I’m reminded about how important it is to keep your teams safe, secure and worry free.
Whether you’re a newly hired employee, seasoned manager or president of the company, your daily interactions and ability to get results is dependent on the art of being able to effectively and clearly communicate with others.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I can’t think of a better day than today to begin a conversation on “relationships” and what it takes to make them work.
IF YOU WANT TO STIFLE PARTICIPATION AND CHOKE OFF CREATIVITY, HERE’S WHAT TO SAY...
A is for Attitude
I appreciate friendly, enthusiastic and optimistic people. They light up my day and uplift my spirits.
P is for Purposefulness
I admire people who make a positive difference and serve the greater good. The world is a better place because of them.
A message to share with your team members...
Clarity empowers. I promise to empower you by keeping you informed on matters affecting you and the organization on an accurate and timely basis. Please understand that at times there will be confidential information that I cannot share, but up to that threshold, I will be open and forthright.
Feedback is a gift. Consider anyone who shares feedback, especially if it’s uncomfortable to deliver, a friend. As the old cliché goes, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” Feedback is like “fertilizer” for a plant. It helps you grow!