Which conversations do Leaders use most? Which ones do Managers use most? Hmmm. I think I see which ones I need to practice!
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A change agent I know learned something important about the role of dialogue: it’s best to discuss the change plan with employees before the change is launched. He paid a price for that lesson, but he won’t repeat it.
How I learned that talking about management is boring. And now I’m more determined than ever to get a little more respect for managers!
We have explanations for why other people behave the way they do, but sometimes we can have a conversation that creates a new possibility for them. Connecting to a vision or goal can make all the difference.
We agree to do things without making a good checklist of everything that is involved to satisfy the promise we made. The things on that checklist need to be scheduled too! Here’s how.
I got some feedback on where people “put their promises”. It is useful to see that we have many ways to manage our agreements, some smarter than others. But putting them on a schedule makes sure we have a time and place for them. If you have a better system, please let me know and I will publish it!
Where do you put the promises you make to other people? Do you simply hope you will remember them – or do you record them where they will remind you to honor them? Your reputation depends on your answers.
How to get what you want from others? Here’s how to make a more effective request. It takes a bit of practice, but you’ll see the benefits early and they will continue to increase.
We talk a lot about teams, and sometimes send people off bungee jumping as a “team-building exercise”. Sounds like fun. But a team is something that needs thought – and practice – to design and implement. It is simple, but not always easy. Still, when you need a team, it’s worth knowing what works.
Do what you say you’ll do. It’s worth your credibility and reputation – and that’s pretty much the foundation of all your relationships.