Do you love being right? Do you think you have to have all the answers because you’re the boss? Do other people tend to think of you as a know-it-all – even if you’re well-intentioned and trying to be collaborative? Are you finding that your conversations don’t always go in direction you hoped they would, or worse still, leave a lot of hard feelings? And do you hate it when others think they’re always right? If that’s the case, then you’re in good company – a lot of us who are intelligent and assertive, not to mention a bit type-A, often believe in the strength of our arguments to the detriment of actually forging a better way forward, and today, our guest is going to share some solutions in plain sight to these challenges.
As a former litigation lawyer, Diane A. Ross was trained to “be right” – to construct air-tight arguments that would win the day. When she decided to leave the practice of law, she found that to her dismay she was not an expert communicator – in fact, all of those skills worked against her in the business world and in her personal life. Now as a certified coach and mediator, Diane has completely reworked her communication skills and is the author of The Elephant in the Office: Super-Simple Strategies for Difficult Conversations at Work.
Today, Diane shares a tremendous AHA! Moment that you can start using immediately – I even started using it in an email I was writing immediately after the show to give a colleague some requested-but-not-entirely-positive feedback, and saw the difference right away. This is a Solution in Plain Sight that you will be able to easily integrate into your everyday communications with others, and I’d be willing to bet that its going to transform your relationships for the better, both in and out of the office.
Solutions in Plain Sight Radio is all about the AHA! Moments that move the needle in your business. Helping people listen and respond positively to praise and constructive criticism is essential if you want to keep everyone moving towards achieving your greater goals. Just give today’s show a listen. Put Diane’s simple AHA! into action. And download her free ebook Top 10 Tips for Difficult Conversation Jitters to make small, highly effective shifts in your communication style even more quickly and easily.
Simply. Accelerate your Results.