If you are not getting the results you want, maybe its time to give your conversational intelligence a boost
Conversations have purpose in our lives. An effective conversation draws on the following elements
each party practices active listening
each party has good levels of self-awareness
each party is aiming for a win-win outcome
there is trust
ego and the need to be right is not part of the conversation
there is no judging
relationships are strengthened
Often in conversations we are talking to one another as if we have the same thought processes, interpretations and labels for the same words.
This is how confusion and misunderstanding can be created in teams, sales interactions, performance feedback, remote project groups to name a few.
When we learn to become more aware of how others may interpret our message and vice versa, we can become a lot more skilled and intelligent in our conversations. Be mindful of your conversations.