The Powerful Side of Communication
All of us know effective communication is essential in business and obviously, communication is comprised of the components of speaking and listening. However, while we all know listening is important; we tend to place the emphasis on the speaking part. As speakers, we put considerable time and effort into what we are going to say. The attention we pay to listening is often limited to wondering if we are being heard.
In our culture, we admire dynamic speakers, and we promote training programs on public speaking. It makes sense that we would focus on speaking because we think that is where the power in communication lies.
But, what if it turns out the real power in communication is over on the listening side? What if the source of effective communication actually lies with the listener?
This is the premise underlying our Powerful Side of Communication discussion.
Reflecting the latest findings in the behavioral and neurosciences, we overturn our long-standing view of communication, and shift our focus to the listening side.
Making Integrity Operational
In this discussion, we will introduce a New Model of Integrity where the link between integrity and workability is established.
Integrity (being whole and complete) is important to individuals, groups, organizations and society because it creates workability. Without integrity, the workability of any object, system, person, group or organization declines; and as workability declines, the opportunity for performance declines.
And, Integrity is one of the four foundational factors required for being an effective leader.
Corporate Culture as a Source of Competitive Advantage
What is corporate culture and is it possible it can give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace?
While there have been many books written with rather complex theories about what makes up the culture of an organization, in this discussion we will deal with this topic from the perspective that culture is made up of the way people associated with any organization speak, listen and act with each other and that is all.
Further, we will identify what is at the source of the way people communicate as well as why they take the actions they do.
This talk is built around three recently discovered fundamental laws that govern individual and organizational performance, that provide access to instantaneous elevations in effective leadership—beyond what most of us think is possible.
From this new perspective, you will gain an access to designing and creating an organizational culture that results in an empowered, high-functioning team of people who naturally fulfill on the vision and mission of your business, clearly a competitive advantage.