EP31: In Your Communication Focus on Message Over Method

DTD Episode 31 Show Notes
Let Their Why be the Reason Not the Justification

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communication_smallWhen someone is a less than ideal communicator we tend to focus on the communication method much more than the message.  For instance, if a leader or employee is aggressive or speaks to quickly we tend to discount everything they say.

Often the loudest most aggressive communicators actually feel unheard.  They create a self-fulfilling prophecy.  They feel unheard so speak louder or longer and, as a result, are ignored.  They try harder to be heard by elevating the volume and defenses against them increase even more.

While you are not required, I encourage you to try to focus on the message rather than the method.  Perhaps you’ve been missing some nuggets of wisdom.

Click to view Episode 8 – Focus on Influence vs. Blame that was referenced in this episode.

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