Most people think about themselves as having good communication skills, even though communicating efficiently is not an easy task. The reason behind this bias in self-assessment is often a false assumption shared with many people that communicating efficiently equals to communicating a lot. But the truth is that communication does not start with talking. It starts with listening.
And the really good communicators are those who can do both at the same time.
Do you find it hard to talk & listen parallelly in an everyday situation? Learn how you can do it by using a strength you already apply in most of your conversations in life!read more
Being a leader is always difficult. It comes with hard decisions, long workdays, conflicts, people problems and stress. And it always comes with responsibility. Whether we like it or not. Learn one simple question that turns you from being a victim into being in charge in any given leadership situation.read more
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Flexibility is not a one-dimensional personal trait. You can be flexible in 5 different ways, and it’s quite sure you are not excellent in each of these dimensions. Learn the difference between the types of flexibility to know yourself better: are you flexible enough in the everyday situations of your life?read more
If we want to communicate efficiently, the first thing we need to excel in is not talking, but listening. However strange it seems, listening is as difficult as expressing our thoughts or asserting our interests. Listening skills are not only the prerequisites of all successful conversations but also the first steps towards being empathetic. And as we can learn empathy, we can improve our listening skills too. Here is how you can do it.read more
Leaders are role models for their followers all the time whether they want it or not. They are role models together with their imperfections. It might help to face this challenge if we are convinced that others can learn from our imperfections and we can grow by them too. Let’s see what you can do to make the most of your own imperfections as a leader and how can you encourage your followers to be your partner in that!read more
So many of my clients want to learn “advanced tricks” to improve their communication skills. But the truth is that in most of our everyday conversations we don’t have to use any “advanced” techniques. In fact, a significant amount of the difficult conversations we bump into is an escalation of an everyday situation where we should have used “basic” communication skills better to prevent the discussion getting out of hand. Let’s see 5 essential, still easy-to-use steps that will instantly enhance your communication skills in any conversations!read more
Many leaders don’t have time for complicated development programs, still want to deal with their leadership self-improvement in a regular way. That’s why I gathered these funny and creative short exercises you can do once a week to keep continuous self-improvement an organic part of your life. They only take about 15 minutes from your life a week, so give them a try today!read more
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