"The greatest illusion about communication
You are so ding-dang busy.
In fact, you barely had time to read that sentence.
On one level, it feels like it has always been this way. Now, though, despite your success and accomplishment, the sense that you’re always a step behind or underperforming by just that much is more intense, more acute.
And, at the same time, something is awakening within you that says,
It doesn’t have to be like this.
Although the management trainings and productivity tips have been helpful, they haven’t really cracked the nut. That makes sense because, most of the time, they’re just working on the symptoms.
To uncover sustainable, scalable and enduring solutions to your business issues, you have to go to their heart. And at the heart of every business issue you will find one striking commonality: Communication.
Business is a social activity. It’s a function of relationships, not the other way around.
The quality of every relationship is largely determined by the quality of communication between its parties. Better communication means better relationships means better business.
Until you harness the real depth and power of communication, your personal and organizational stumbling blocks will re-appear again and again. When, however, you tap the full potential of communication to change the way work works, now you’re onto something.
And that something is Love.
Do you feel a little squeamish about the “L” word? Hang in there. You already know that it’s part of every relationship you have – even the ones at work.
We’re shining a light on it, not to make you uncomfortable, but because when we name Love, we unleash the true and inherent power of communication to connect, ignite, bridge, create, innovate, and allow our work and our lives to thrive. It becomes your biggest competitive advantage.
When you begin to treat communication as an act of Love, you privilege the connections that are key to every aspect of your business.
You make being in relationship more important than being right.
You change the bedrock of how you and your team function at work, home, everyplace.
You discover a sense of freedom, increase meaning and joy, and, yes, unlock more efficiency and productivity.
You solve the issues that the 80/20 rule and Lean Six Sigma tools have never touched.
You get real about your humanity at work.
You become the true boss of your own future.
You master Authentic Communication.
Join me for a series of posts that will probe this topic and provide examples of how leaders with big jobs and big hearts can use Authentic Communication to solve pretty much anything.
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