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It doesn’t mean you speak the loudest or most often, but rather that you are getting your message across clearly and also taking in the messages you’re receiving from the people around you.
Observe if those you’re speaking to are moving toward or away, by asking what that person wants.
If they start listing things they don’t want (they don’t want to fail, they don’t want to be stuck in the same dead-end job) or talking about what they do want (a family, to succeed at their job) then you’ll know how to direct the conversation.
If you’re looking to be persuasive with someone, you want to see things through their eyes and communicate in a way they can relate to.
Part of establishing trust, or being able to convince someone, is sensing the different needs of different people.
...say they’re uncomfortable communicating with employees.
And that number is significantly higher when the roles are reversed.
Uncertainty has a way to reveal everyone's strengths and weaknesses. During drastic uncertainty, employees will seek more information in order to achieve a sense of certainty. During this unstable time, you'll discover the true quality of your team's communication skills. If you team is arguing, productivity is lagging.
Discovering each member's communication preferences will enable you to determine the best way forward.
Keep your distance and don’t text, email, meet in person or call.
Cutting the ties for good when it’s over puts you on a faster path to healing.