Start Communicating with GRIT
by Laurie Sudbrink on April 21st, 2016

Communication plays a critical role in your business life. In this episode I share how to do it the GRIT way!

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Discussion Guide:
  1. We lead off with a discussion and overview on the importance of Leading with GRIT.
  2. Communication is important through all elements of business. But leading with, and operating with GRIT, makes communication possible. And almost easy. In fact, one of the main reasons to lead with GRIT is to facilitate effective and impactful organizational communication.
  3. Communication only works with good intent.
  4. Good communicators (leaders) meet their communication target where they are, without compromising their own truth.
  5. You have to develop the skill to adjust and adapt your communication to be more effective…and where do you draw the line on when this action becomes inauthentic?
  6. Operating from GRIT enables you to better communicate with others, even if they are NOT operating from GRIT.
  7. Listening is a critical part of communication.
  8. GRIT helps you to stay in the moment…
  9. “LAF with your staff…”
  10. You cannot say enough about how people feel when they are being listened to…
  11. Active listening builds trust.
  12. The 5 steps towards empathic listening…
  13. Discussion around the role communication plays in inspiring people…which is one of the most important responsibilities of a leader.
  14. Don’t forget that nonverbal communication is…communication.
  15. It’s one thing to think about how leaders communicate. But it’s just as important about how employees communicate to management. Everyone in an organization should operate with GRIT.
  16. CLICK HERE to download “Tips for engaging in healthy dialogue!”
Cheers,
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