Communication Problems?

Communication Problems?

Communication Leadership Excellence

One of the biggest inhibitors to productivity and success in any organization is poor communications.

We have all experienced the frustration of dealing with a co-worker who doesn’t see things the same way we do.

  • They spend too much time in the details or
  • They don’t spend enough time in the details.
  • They are overly concerned about people’s feelings or
  • They don’t show enough concern for the feelings of others.
  • They move too fast or
  • They don’t move fast enough.

You don’t understand why your co-worker acts the way they do.  You begin to think they are either stubborn or stupid.

These conflicts in personalities can be disastrous.

Fortunately there is an answer to your dilemma.  The DISC behavioral profile was developed decades ago to help us understand our own behaviors but more importantly, those of others.

By knowing your behavioral style and being able to quickly determine the styles of your co-workers, you can adapt your style to theirs or be patient as you coax them into communicating in a manner that fits your style.

With a better appreciation of these style differences, communication can improve dramatically and with it harmony and productivity.

The DISC assessment is designed to help people understand the primary communication/behavioral styles and learn how to work with people whose styles are different from yours.

For a limited time I am offering DISC profiles (with a 20+ page report on your style) for only $50 US.

Communication – The Key to Leadership

Communication – The Key to Leadership

Leadership Excellence

It has long been held that communication is one of the keys to leadership.  In fact, many leaders of countries and of organizations have been selected to their leadership positions primarily because of their communication skills.

Many people think only of oral speaking skills when they think of communications, but there is much more to communication than just speaking eloquently.

At the heart of good communication is understanding one’s own communication style and how their communications differ from others.  Good communicators are able to frame their communications in a manner that is easily understood and appreciated by those they are communicating with.   A simple example is that some people love detail and are not happy unless you provide them with a lot of detail.  Others abhor detail, and prefer to communicate in generalities or at a high level.  For these two people to work together effectively, at least one of them needs to adapt their communication style to meet the other’s needs.

For fifty years or more, companies that appreciate the need for good communications have had their employees use assessment tools to help them understand the difference between communication styles.

One of the most effective of these tools is the DISC assessment.  I have been working with DISC for more than 20 years.

As I ease into retirement, I will be selling off my inventory of DISC assessments at a discount.

If you or your team need to improve how you communicate, send your questions to me at kjohnston@truleadership.com and put DISC in the subject line.