In a 2015 Interact/Harris Poll of some 1000 U.S. workers, 91% of the respondents said communication issues prevent leaders from being as effective as they might be. The most frequent issues noted in the survey were:
Goals & Practices
- Upping your game
… How many have you asked today?
The importance of being able to ask and actually asking questions is verbalized in these four quotes:
… Sometimes it is actually better to stop, and not finish. Really?
…and Don’t Do
Several times over the past few years, the Tuesday Reading has focused on biases:
… Let it go.
Several years ago, Mary Jordan posted an essay, Be Still, and Be a Better Leader,1 on the Linkage Leadership Blog and it caught my attention. At that time, she was a Principle Consultant and Co-Leader of the Linkage Change and Transition Leadership Practice.
Most, dare I say all, of us, don’t do and haven’t done, much thinking about thinking. In fact, we may have never stopped to think about our thinking.
So, what is thinking anyway?
Ever have the fear that someone is always watching you, just waiting for you to foul-up?