Transforming team communication is a difficult task. Just look around your office and think about how many different thought processes, leadership approaches, and communication styles are represented. Most days, fostering seamless communication between so many different people while working hard to raise up good leaders feels more like herding cats than it does leading a team.
One of those “soft science” buzzwords.
You can hear it now, can’t you? The impassioned HR director energetically extolling the cure-all virtues of “open dialogue,” “honest communication,” and “high performing teams” who learn how to “understand” their teammates and “bring out the best” in every “unique voice.”
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
While viewed by many as a reminder to be “tough” and to not give the words of others more power than they are due, the fact is that this long-standing bit of wisdom is simply not true.
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