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Friday, December 30, 2016


There is tremendous power in having one-to-one conversations.  In a world full of communications tools that have massive reach (think comms on steroids), we often forget that the connection made with our communications embodies the real power of the exchange.

Some things we can express far better in a personal encounter are:

  • Heartfelt appreciation
  • Noticings - of good work or noble intent
  • Seeking of advice and counsel
  • Probing the best thinking of others
  • Deep listening
  • Full attention to body language - 80% of communication

Does it take more time to communicate individually?  You bet!  Try accomplishing the things you see in that list above with a mass-blast email or Instagram post.  Not so easily done (even if they see the message).

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