Communication tips: DiSC profiles and good readings

April 20, 2011

Suggested DiSC and related resources:

 

Articles

 Holding team members accountable, Talent Gear,  June 2014
“Just how do we hold each other accountable? What does it look like? Can it be less hard?”

 

Clumsy Feedback Is a Poorly Wrapped Gift, HBR, April, 2014
“These gifts are nicely wrapped in a compliment, or, more often, not-so-nicely wrapped in a criticism or complaint.”

 

Tackle Conflicts with Conversation, HBR, February 2014
“When you fail to engage with a conflict, you can’t gather the input you need to find a workable solution. And it hurts your image as a leader.”

 

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do, Inc., January 2014
“3. Share real stories. People love stories. The best presentations I’ve seen didn’t feel like presentations at all–they were stories told by people with amazing experiences.”

 

10 career-enhancing body language tips, Ragan.com, October 2013
“We talked with Dr.Carol Kinsey Goman, the author of 12 books including The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help—or Hurt—How You Lead, about her best body language workplace tips.”

 

The Art of Silence, Psychology Today, July 2013
“Silence feeds our imaginations and provokes all types of anxious conjurations. If we’re clever about it, however, we can leverage these negative reactions to create positive value.”

 

Use Catalytic Questioning to Solve Significant Problems, Harvard Business Review, July 2013
“The method, which I now call Catalytic Questioning, incorporates five simple, unconventional steps to help change our questions — and creatively solve significant problems both in our personal and professional lives: …”

 

How to Avoid Virtual Miscommunication, Harvard Business Review, April 2012
“Why is miscommunication common in the virtual workplace? Lack of context. And it’s not just that e-mails and phone conversations lack a person’s visual reaction to what you’ve said. ”

 

5 ways to be a better communicator, PR Daily, December 2012
“If you want to be a better communicator, take a moment to consider these five tips. Then, give them a try.”

 

Your body language shapes who you are, TED video, October 2012
“Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.”

 

The Most Undervalued Analytics Tool: Communication (Part 3: Communication With Executives), MarketingProfs, June 2012
“Unfortunately, communication with executives can be a struggle for many analysts. Much of what analysts do is meticulous, but many executives don’t have the time to focus as much on the details. When talking with managers, however, many analysts have difficulty adjusting their content and style for effective communication.”

 

For Great Teamwork, Start with a Social Contract, HBR Blog, April 2012
“Team norms exist whether openly stated or not. A good leader should facilitate sessions with his/her team to uncover the existing norms, both positive and negative, that impact team functioning. Establishing a social contract can reinforce positive behaviors while helping teams to overcome dysfunctional ones.”

 

6 things extroverted public speakers can do for introverts, The Eloquent Woman, March 21, 2012
“Extroverts will come find me before a talk, raise their hands (sometimes too much), volunteer to do demonstrations, answer questions to the audience. Introverts need a bit more (and sometimes less) from you. Here’s my personal list of 6 things you can do for the introverts in your audience when you’re the extroverted speaker.”

 

4 Principles of Communication, Training, January 2012
“We know how to use agendas, objectives, and examples, but did you know our learners are naturally wired to look for specific things during the learning process?”

 

5 Things You Should Say at Work Today, bnet, July 2011
“…I most regret things I didn’t say: To employees who reported to me, to peers, and to a person I worked for. Those are moments I’d like to have back.”

 

5 Communication Mistakes New Managers Make, Integra Leadership, March 2011
“Communication skills are not usually taught, much less monitored for impact on employees. Most new leaders are a little insecure within their new leadership position and this can lead to behaviors that are perceived as either over-assertive or under-assertive.”

 

Communication Mistakes Every Office Makes, OPEN Forum, February 2011
“There’s no doubt about it — the workplace can sometimes feel like an endless entanglement of conflict and confusion.”

 

20 Simple Steps to the Perfect Persuasive Message, PsyBlog, December 2010
“Here are the most important points for crafting the perfect persuasive message, all of which have scientific evidence to back them up.”

 

Balanced Arguments Are More Persuasive, PsyBlog, November 2010
“The instinct to paper over weaknesses in our argument is wrong—so long as we counter criticism.”

 

The Power of Good Communication, Conversation Agent, November 2010
“In a world where tools are increasingly taking attention away from where the real action is — people processing information, learning, and connecting — good communication is there to give people on both sides of the conversation a voice.”

 

Men, Women, Emotions and Communication, Psychology Today, November 2010
“It is interesting to note that women think and feel at the same time, while men can only think or feel.”

 

A Fighter Pilot’s Guide to Effective Communication, Harvard Business Review, October 2010
“Communication in military combat is essential to successfully execute a plan. It ensures safety, keeps everyone focused on their responsibilities, and builds awareness in rapidly changing environments.”

 

Videos

10 TED Talks That Can Change The Way You Communicate, TED
Includes: Elizabeth Lesser: Take “the Other” to lunch; Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks; and Laura Trice suggests we all say thank you

 

 

 

 

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