“We are stronger when we listen and smarter when we share.” – Rania Al Abdullah
I have been thinking so much lately about the impact of communication. It really is a centrical force to successful relationships. Without good communication, so many things can be misconstrued. It can be as simple as a misread text, or a verbal response that was taken in the wrong context.
Sometimes, one of the people in the conversation can predispose the meaning behind your words and interpret them completely differently than intended. This can lead to hurt feelings, defensiveness, or lack of clarity.
As humans, we have a knack for creating in our heads our expectations of how we think something is or should be. The hard part is to stay centered on good intentions.
I came across a guy, Peter Crone
, who is known as “The Mind Architect.” He has mastered helping people learn to communicate in effective and clear ways. His main premise is to bring compassion and patience into unlocking the human subconscious and bringing that into your day-to-day interactions.
To build on that, I have found it helps to clarify what was said, and ask questions. This way, there is no confusion. It also helps when you explain your intentions or let others know if maybe you are going through something that is altering your normal responses.
Effective communication is essential to enhance interpersonal relationships and achieve organizational goals. I pay attention every day to how I communicate with my staff, my family, and my co-workers.
Good communication improves relationships, both with employees and in your personal life with friends and family members. Listening carefully and offering quality feedback helps people to feel heard and understood. This, in turn, nurtures mutual respect.
I encourage you to pay attention to your part in good communication. It really can have a very big impact on your relationships.