As our work week draws to a close, today's article has been inspired by James Clear's thought-provoking questions published in his weekly email this morning: In what areas of your life do you communicate well? In what areas do you communicate poorly?
We all engage in conversations every day. They shape our interactions, define our relationships, and influence our success. Yet have you ever stopped to consider the profound impact of these exchanges? According to groundbreaking research from Stanford University, 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark.
Join me as we explore the ripple effects of this astonishing statistic and how we can transform our conversations to create meaningful connections and drive positive outcomes.
Areas of Effective Communication:
Reflecting on James Clear's first question, there are areas of my life where I've honed the art of communication. Whether leading my team at Insync Workplace Solutions, collaborating with clients, or connecting with our community, effective communication has been pivotal in building strong relationships. These interactions are characterised by curiosity, active listening, emotional intelligence, empathy, clarity, and a genuine willingness to understand and connect with others.
Areas for Improvement:
As for James Clear's second question, I'm not immune to moments of communication challenges. Sometimes, the complexity of a topic or the delicate nature of a discussion can hinder effective communication. Emotions can also impact our conversations, so it's crucial to recognise these moments as opportunities for growth and continuously refine our skills to overcome such obstacles.
9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark!
What makes these reflections even more intriguing is the astounding statistic from Stanford University: 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark in effectively conveying intended messages and achieving the desired outcome. This revelation underscores the urgency of addressing communication shortcomings, as conversations are the bridges that connect our thoughts, ideas, and aspirations. Think about the last ten conversations you had. What is the impact if 9 out of 10 missed the mark?
Enter Conversational Intelligence® (CIQ):
Conversational Intelligence® (CIQ) is a groundbreaking conversational methodology developed by the late Judith E. Glaser. Informed by neuroscience, CIQ transforms the way we approach conversations, revealing the impact of trust, empathy, and attentive listening on the brain's chemistry and our relational dynamics. With this knowledge, we can elevate every conversation, fostering understanding and building trust.
Bridging the Gap:
I'm thrilled to share that I am certified in Conversational Intelligence®, and through Insync Workplace Solutions, we offer comprehensive training and workshops. We aim to equip individuals and organisations with the tools needed to harness the power of CIQ, transforming conversations into meaningful exchanges that yield positive outcomes.
Our daily conversations are the threads that weave the fabric of our personal and professional lives. As we reflect on James Clear's questions and the staggering reality of communication's impact, let's embark on a journey of growth. By embracing CIQ and cultivating effective communication skills, we can create a world where our conversations truly matter.
Ready to elevate your conversations? Contact us at Insync Workplace Solutions for more information or to schedule a workshop.