Do You Understand?

On October 26th, 2010, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Effective communications is a fine art. We use so many shortcuts. OMG, there are more of them popping up every day! With all the changes sometimes understanding what others are saying is a real challenge.

Stephen Covey’s Habit #5 in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” It’s hard to believe that what they have to say is more important that what we have to say, but it is so true. You’ll never communicate effectively if your focus is just on getting them to understand you. Focus on them and what their point of view is and you’ll grow as a communicator and as a person.

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