Five Levels of Communication to Improve Understanding

Communicating effectively with family and friends is incredibly difficult as we all know. When it comes to a leader trying to communicate with their team, it seems to become exponentially more difficult! At one point in my career, I was the chief of staff for a very intelligent CEO. He is one of those people … Continue reading Five Levels of Communication to Improve Understanding

what do you seek – agreement or disagreement?

Good Monday morning to you! Our family has been down South for a wedding and to visit family which is one reason for no posts over this last week. It was a great time and a good deal warmer than up here in the Midwest!! Communication is tricky and difficult at best. I know you … Continue reading what do you seek – agreement or disagreement?

a cup of coffee and a story

Do you enjoy a good story? Most of us do. In fact, stories have been the way we have handed down traditions, learned about our families and where we came from which helps us to know who we are, stories communicate values, what is important, stories tell of love, joy, hurt and despair. Stories are … Continue reading a cup of coffee and a story

are your words “fitly spoken”?

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear." Proverbs 25:11-12 Are your words like "like apples of gold"? Are you blessing others and building them up with your words? Do you reprove … Continue reading are your words “fitly spoken”?

4 Very Powerful Things to Say

Good morning! As leaders, there are some things that we just forget to say or that we somehow don't think we need to or should say. That's a mistake. In her article on the Inc. site Maria Tabaka lists four statements that she has found to be powerful and necessary. 1. I'm sorry 2. I was wrong 3. I … Continue reading 4 Very Powerful Things to Say

Three Things to Consider for Your Formal Communication System

Good morning! I am traveling some this week and having the pleasure of being part of a team that is coming alongside an organization that is doing good in the inner city helping them to better manage their organization. Great group of folks. I am writing this sitting on the side of a hotel bed … Continue reading Three Things to Consider for Your Formal Communication System

Four Components to Listening Better

Good morning! Getting a bit nippy here in northeast Indiana. Listening well is a skill and one many of us have yet to master. It is a weakness of mine that God has convicted me of so I am trying to develop this critical skill. Fortunately Ambassador not only places a great value on this skill, … Continue reading Four Components to Listening Better