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Communicating Using OurStrengths
Foundations toCommunications
Foundations to Communications           Words                 7%        Tone                 38%    BodyLanguage          ...
Foundations to Communications
Foundations to Communications
Foundations to Communications
POLL: When do you find yourself talking more thanlistening and observing?             In meetings             In face-to-f...
Leadership Communications
Leadership | Competencies
Leveraging Values Progression                                                    Value       Competencies                 ...
Communicating with Style    Inspire…                              Be                           Genuine… Deliver…
Understanding Your Audience
Questions?
Using Your Strengths forLeading Others
What are Your Strengths?                       Driven Coach                       Supportive               DeveloperInnova...
POLL: How clear are you on what your strengths are?                   75-100%                   50-74%                   2...
Johari Window Model                                        (ask)              known by self                               ...
Questions?
Potential CommunicationDerailers
What are your Potential Communication Derailers?Talking over othersOveruse of “I”Emotional OutburstsOveruse of emailAvoida...
Your Communications SuccessPlan
Steps to SuccessAssess Your StrengthsIdentify DeRailersAssess Team Members Communication NeedsIdentify Strengths to Levera...
Strengths and Communications Matrix                                         Your Strengths            Team Members        ...
Wrap Up
What to Remember                   Communications = backbone to leadership                   Alignment: Words, Tone, & Bod...
Resources                 Johari Window            Strengths Finder 2.0, Tom                  Rath (2007)              Mye...
Beth Millerbeth.miller@executive-velocity.com404.451.3726
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As a leader, your ability to communicate effectively is the foundation to many leadership skills. Learn how you can leverage your strengths to communicate better both one to one and in group settings.

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  • Today we will be exploring who to leverage your strengths to increase your communication effectiveness because of the wide audienceReview the foundations of communications, then discuss the critical components to leadership communicationsUsing your strengths and explore derailersCreating a plan to improveThe goal today is to have ach of you take away one or two things that can help you communicate more effectively, some of this may not be new and it will be a reminderBe prepared to answer questions, I will be calling on participants
  • Interpretation of communications as it relates to emotionscomes from: words 7%, tone 38%, body language 55% congruence requiredExample: The project report you delivered was incomplete and needs more work.
  • Talking v Listening v ObservingEye contact, posture, mirroring, handshake, facial expressionsDon’t get this with written communications
  • Questions: If in fact tone and body language make up over 90% of interpretation on emotions, what situations would you want to have face to face communications?Performance issues
  • Emotional Intelligence this is more art than science an is a factor in effectively communicating with othersSelf-awareness – the ability to know one's emotions, strengths, weaknesses, drives, values and goals and recognize their impact on others while using gut feelings to guide decisions.Self-regulation – involves controlling or redirecting one's disruptive emotions and impulses and adapting to changing circumstances.Social skill – managing relationships to move people in the desired directionEmpathy - considering other people's feelings especially when making decisions andMotivation - being driven to achieve for the sake of achievement
  • NOTE: communications is the backbone
  • AgeBig Picture v DetailIntrovert v ExtrovertNOTE: Myers Briggs or DiSC assessments
  • Talking over othersOveruse of “I”Emotional OutburstsOveruse of emailAvoidance of difficult conversationsGetting the last word in
  • Assess Your StrengthsIdentify DeRailersAssess Team Members Communication NeedsIdentify Strengths to LeveragePractice 1-1 communicationsJohari Window for Team
  • Which team members would you think this person have the most difficulty communicating with?
  •  Communications backbone to leadershipdeliver the message for understanding, inspire others to act by leveraging your strengths) (emotional intelligence)
  • Johari WindowStrengths Finder 2.0, Tom Rath (2007)Myers Briggs (MBTI)DiSC
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    1. 1. Communicating Using OurStrengths
    2. 2. Foundations toCommunications
    3. 3. Foundations to Communications Words 7% Tone 38% BodyLanguage 55%
    4. 4. Foundations to Communications
    5. 5. Foundations to Communications
    6. 6. Foundations to Communications
    7. 7. POLL: When do you find yourself talking more thanlistening and observing? In meetings In face-to-face conversations Over the phone All the above
    8. 8. Leadership Communications
    9. 9. Leadership | Competencies
    10. 10. Leveraging Values Progression Value Competencies Overall • Vision Business Business • Strategic / Financial Decisions Manager Strategy • Operating Mechanisms (President/CEO) • Reflect / Analyze ------------------------------------- • External Relationship Value Competencies Managing • Manage • Coaching / Development Managers through • Crucial Conversations Managers • Difficult Decisions • Strategy Value Competencies Managing Work through • Communication Individuals Others • Delegation • Accountability
    11. 11. Communicating with Style Inspire… Be Genuine… Deliver…
    12. 12. Understanding Your Audience
    13. 13. Questions?
    14. 14. Using Your Strengths forLeading Others
    15. 15. What are Your Strengths? Driven Coach Supportive DeveloperInnovative Courageous Strategic Decisive Resourceful Adaptable Influential Planner Collaborative Inspiring Integrator Communicator Learner
    16. 16. POLL: How clear are you on what your strengths are? 75-100% 50-74% 25-49% 0-24%
    17. 17. Johari Window Model (ask) known by self unknown by self feedback solicitation known by others (1) open/free (2) blind (tell) self-disclosure/exposure shared others’ observation discov -ery unknown by others self-discovery (3) hidden (4) unknown
    18. 18. Questions?
    19. 19. Potential CommunicationDerailers
    20. 20. What are your Potential Communication Derailers?Talking over othersOveruse of “I”Emotional OutburstsOveruse of emailAvoidance of difficult conversationsGetting the last word in
    21. 21. Your Communications SuccessPlan
    22. 22. Steps to SuccessAssess Your StrengthsIdentify DeRailersAssess Team Members Communication NeedsIdentify Strengths to LeveragePractice 1-1 communicationsJohari Window for Team
    23. 23. Strengths and Communications Matrix Your Strengths Team Members Analytical – data driven; John Carla Rick objectiveExtrovert Extrovert Introvert Context- historical; tried & true Detail Big Picture Detail Discipline- ordered; planned Auditory Action/Kinetic Visual Includer- include others; accepting Input- inquisitive
    24. 24. Wrap Up
    25. 25. What to Remember Communications = backbone to leadership Alignment: Words, Tone, & Body Language Understand Audience Needs Use your strengths Develop techniques to limit derailers
    26. 26. Resources Johari Window Strengths Finder 2.0, Tom Rath (2007) Myers Briggs (MBTI) DiSC
    27. 27. Beth Millerbeth.miller@executive-velocity.com404.451.3726
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