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Professional Development - What Leadership & Communication Skills would you like to improve?
As a Project Manager, what is your #1 Leadership challenge - what would be a Leadership skill that you think needs improvement?
Also what is your #1 Communication challenge - what is a communication skill that you think needs improvement to help you raise performance in your work?
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Eli

Great question, from my side, I need to improve my:

1- Listening Skills by listening more.
2- Overthinking Habit but not taking everything personal.

Both contributes towards improving leadership and communication skill.

RK
Dear Eli
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing it
I have a very similar opinion to Rami
1. Empathic Listening

If the communication elements are: Transmitter-Receiver- Channel- Message (encoding and decoding) - Feedback- Context (Medium)
And if the responsibility of communication lies with the issuer
Once you already practice empathic listening

2- Communicate fully
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1 reply by Eli Kunze
Jan 15, 2020 4:00 PM
Eli Kunze
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And "communicate fully" means what precisely? I have a background / training in coaching, and as such my coaching methodology include competencies in the areas of 1) communication = stating clearly what you expect; expressing thoughts/ideas clearly; maintaining constant two-way flow of info; 2) feedback = letting others know how well they have performed & if they've met your needs; and I would add 3) checking for / confirming understanding. So which would be the need under the umbrella term of "communicate fully"? Please note, I am not being sarcastic. I am seeking clarification, since communication (IMHO) involves sharing info, getting feedback and checking for understanding. Thank you for your input.
Jan 15, 2020 3:00 PM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Eli
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing it
I have a very similar opinion to Rami
1. Empathic Listening

If the communication elements are: Transmitter-Receiver- Channel- Message (encoding and decoding) - Feedback- Context (Medium)
And if the responsibility of communication lies with the issuer
Once you already practice empathic listening

2- Communicate fully
And "communicate fully" means what precisely? I have a background / training in coaching, and as such my coaching methodology include competencies in the areas of 1) communication = stating clearly what you expect; expressing thoughts/ideas clearly; maintaining constant two-way flow of info; 2) feedback = letting others know how well they have performed & if they've met your needs; and I would add 3) checking for / confirming understanding. So which would be the need under the umbrella term of "communicate fully"? Please note, I am not being sarcastic. I am seeking clarification, since communication (IMHO) involves sharing info, getting feedback and checking for understanding. Thank you for your input.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Jan 15, 2020 4:18 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear Eli
Interesting your question

The vast majority of people focus on what they will answer ...
doesn't focus on what they are hearing

Communicating fully is focusing on what you are hearing

The vast majority of people don't care how the caller can decode your message

Communicating fully is using the appropriate language for the caller

Despite the background / training in coaching they have
Jan 15, 2020 4:00 PM
Replying to Eli Kunze
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And "communicate fully" means what precisely? I have a background / training in coaching, and as such my coaching methodology include competencies in the areas of 1) communication = stating clearly what you expect; expressing thoughts/ideas clearly; maintaining constant two-way flow of info; 2) feedback = letting others know how well they have performed & if they've met your needs; and I would add 3) checking for / confirming understanding. So which would be the need under the umbrella term of "communicate fully"? Please note, I am not being sarcastic. I am seeking clarification, since communication (IMHO) involves sharing info, getting feedback and checking for understanding. Thank you for your input.
Dear Eli
Interesting your question

The vast majority of people focus on what they will answer ...
doesn't focus on what they are hearing

Communicating fully is focusing on what you are hearing

The vast majority of people don't care how the caller can decode your message

Communicating fully is using the appropriate language for the caller

Despite the background / training in coaching they have
...
1 reply by Eli Kunze
Jan 16, 2020 7:31 AM
Eli Kunze
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Excellent clarification, thank you.
Jan 15, 2020 4:18 PM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Eli
Interesting your question

The vast majority of people focus on what they will answer ...
doesn't focus on what they are hearing

Communicating fully is focusing on what you are hearing

The vast majority of people don't care how the caller can decode your message

Communicating fully is using the appropriate language for the caller

Despite the background / training in coaching they have
Excellent clarification, thank you.

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