“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw
At VBG, I coach, train, and consult with individuals, teams, and organizations to ensure they have the communication skills needed to navigate even the most challenging organizational dynamics.
Helping clients overcome 21st century communication and emotional intelligence challenges is what I do best.
Most leaders have relied on their core functional competencies to propel them to the top of the corporate ladder. Coaches and consultants are called in when executives struggle with the more subtle, inter-relational and intangible skills that they were never really taught how to manage. Perhaps not surprisingly, most of these struggles have some form of communication as their most fundamental core. Sound too simple? Read on…
The Many Faces of Leadership Communications
Many organizational leaders avoid dealing with negative communication dynamics because they view them as “soft issues” without a real impact on their work or the organization’s bottom line. They’re wrong, and it is costing many of them career growth and professional satisfaction, not to mention the associated loss in corporate revenue.
Communication challenges in the workplace are observable in many forms, and are often the outward manifestation of more intrinsic traits that the individual may be struggling with (such as confidence, assertiveness, emotional intelligence, and more). These include:
- Interpersonal conflicts with peers, superiors or direct reports
- Ineffective listening skills
- Not knowing how or when to delegate
- Being so indirect and non-confrontational that information is not getting across
- Being overly reactive and defensive
- Struggling to be assertive when appropriate
- Not being able to say no to requests or demands
- Challenges being able to relate to others
- Being overly aggressive or “rough around the edges”
If those are some of the issues you contend with, we can partner together to focus on improving your performance around those or other related topics. They are valid concerns that are often true roadblocks to promotions and professional success.
Communication skills are not developed in a vacuum. Of the many factors that influence one’s ability to become a better communicator, emotional intelligence is probably the most significant. I invite you to reach out to schedule a time for us to discuss how I can help you and your team improve in these two critical areas.