Missing the mark in your communications can be very frustrating. Your actions are not matching your intentions and confusion or trouble ensues. Sometimes, it happens. To give yourself a good chance of avoiding miscommunication, give these approaches a try:
•Prepare for any work-related communications you have. Review ahead of time your purpose for communicating, what result you want from the communication, how the person(s) you will communicate with may react to what you say and what could go wrong.
•On a personal level, employ your emotional intelligence regarding how your communication may be received by the person(s) you will be communicating with.
•When communicating, stay centered. Don’t rush into a conversation or let pressure get you off center. Cultivate your ability to respond in the present moment to whatever occurs.
Good communication is an art, treat it as such. If you want some expert advice, check out my friend Diana Peterson-More’s book Consequential Communication In Turbulent Times as well as her articles – just right for these times – on Linked In.
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