Conscious Communication: bringing communication up from "auto-pilot" and reactive, to thoughtful, responsive, and above all, intentional.
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Action Steps for Success
There are steps you can take right now, that will help you achieve success
with less stress and more joy.
They don’t require any expense, and they're within your
grasp. These four communication shifts have turned
faltering companies into wildly successful ones.
Applying Conscious Communication shifts the entire culture of an
organization, and brings it into the 21st Century.
As a leader of any
kind, regardless of your
intentions, there will be a natural sense of resistance to virtually anything you have to say. That’s just the way it is.
Most people are completely unaware of how much unconscious "power
struggle" they're involved in. It's probably leftovers from a
parent/child dynamic that comes up when they feel they have less power.
Decrees feel like being told to "take out the trash," or "clean your
You need to enroll
your people in any plan, initiative, or process you want to implement, plus you need their input and help to make it happen. In keeping with
the first communication shift, your what if questions might be: "What if you had a say in how we did things around here," and
"what if you shared in the profitability that you help create?"
often try to treat everyone “the same” either for ideological
fairness, or because it’s easier. The fact is, exactly
what gets through to and excites one person will
bore or not be heard by another. By getting to
know each person, you may discover mismatches in
talent or temperament with tasks and responsibilities. You'll be able to help people do work that is
more suited to them, with less resistance, errors, or
How well does this work? For one example, a while back, I implemented these four communication shifts in a client company, resulting in the annual sales of $363,000 rising to $1,212,000 over 2 years, while customer satisfaction ratings rose from 61% to 98%, and turnover completely ceased. Conscious Communication is more than theory; it raises the level of play for everyone involved.
Ask for Ideas
The American Ideal of the Rugged
Individual and the Feisty Entrepreneur doing everything on their own may
be romantic, but it's also a ridiculous amount of unnecessary work, and
not particularly effective. Brainstorming and "Masterminding" are
invaluable tools in improving your systems and ways of doing things.
These processes require multiple perspectives with varying experiences
contributing in an environment that supports that contribution.
Want to learn more about how your communication can hold you back or catapult you forward? Come visit the web site, or better yet, contact me and see how we can design a program to fit your needs and desired outcomes.
Conscious Communication - the podcast series
KG Stiles: "Conversations that Enlighten and Heal"Integram (TM)
Personal Life Media - "Coaching the Life Coach:"
Interview Podcast for Evolutionary Radio w/ J. McClain2nd Edition now availableome visit the Blog.
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characters that were so believable, that people forgot they were
Welcome to the Conscious Communication Chronicle, sharing how Conscious Communication results in success, and how you can achieve yours. Enjoy!
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Kind Ambition is about you having the tools to slide over to the driver’s seat of your own life. Circumstances will always be changing, seemingly thwarting our plans, but we don’t have to be thrown around by them. You can be in charge of your choices and actions more than you might imagine - yet.
Kind Ambition is written for you, as a practical guide you can use right now. It is a collection of insights and actions designed to help you move forward and get more out of your life at home and at work. The chapters hold to a formula of first giving you a new way to look at things, then offering you tangible Action Steps to try them out, and finally some things to notice when you do.
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