What are the ingredients of a great conversation? Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. Celeste Headlee, in her TEDx talk shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations.
Here are some of them:
1) “Be present (in the conversation)”
2) “Don’t pontificate”
3) “Use open ended questions”
4) “Go with the flow”
5) “If you don’t know, say it”
6) “Don’t mix your experience with theirs”
7)”Try not to repeat yourself”
8) “Stay out of the details”
10) “Be brief”
In his post for DDI, Bill Hester speculates on what it takes to be a gifted leader. Being passionate about drumming, Hester makes a comparison between leadership and drumming.
“Like a drummer, a leader sets the tempo, keeps everyone aligned, and—when he or she is really good—inspires us to do great things.”
Like good drummers, also for leaders it takes a lifetime of learning to really excel.
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Here is the selected quotation for the month of January. Some food for thought that will hopefully make your life easier.
How do you see your glass