By Anna Garleff - Founder of Garleff Coaching and Consulting Group (GCCG) | The Seeking Veritas Business and Leadership Column is an ongoing collaborative project between SG Productions & GCCG
As I read this brilliant article, the thought that popped into my head was "most people don't listen to understand, they listen to respond!" Add to that the people who don't know when to stop talking and we've certainly got the ideal scenario for communication hell
Thanks Anna. Three great points! My wife and I once facilitated a workshop titled Communication for Couples. It was amazing sometimes to see the different "languages" partners often spoke. You are so right that the variables impacting effective communication are endless. Even the families we are born into are like micro-cultures that have their own form of communication, things they value and prioritize, and perspectives on the world. Listening so as to get a clear understanding of the other person is key, and is a skill that we all need to work on. Thanks
“That just to illustrate - very briefly - how complex communication actually is.” Great starting place; if we recognize the complexity of the task, we’re more likely to recognize the need for training to do it well.