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 I’ve worked it out.  After running hundreds of programs on how to communicate well, give and receive feedback, and doing all the research, I am convinced that all we need are two things to get this right. Some would say, you’ve dummed it down.  I would suggest, I’ve smartened it up.

Just a short one today to ponder.  I love what Sarah Prevette, the founder of Future Design School, has to say about the creating innovative cultures.  She says that culture is the backbone of innovation and you can’t have innovation unless you are having the conversations.

I’m kind of embarrassed to share this.  I cracked it at my partner Ben last week for eating the cheese slices that we use for the kids’ school lunches.  Five at a time!  But, let me give you the context so you don’t think it was purely a ‘time of the month’ response from my end.

Many people think that we need to soften the content in a conversation for the other person to be able to receive it.  That is, I should talk around the issue so it’s not too confronting.

One of the things that I notice all the time, when conversations go south, is when someone starts talking about the other persons’ thoughts or feelings. 

Phrases like:

Imagine if we chose to own our part of every conversation we have?

While the term ‘stay in your lane’ is not new, it first became known and real to me when I was a participant in a program called ‘Insight’ run by Bev McInnes.  Insight was a program aimed at understanding how our thinking and behaviours are affected by what has happened to us during our lives.

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You’re in a performance review and your Manager tells you that a couple of your colleagues think your ego walks in the door two hours before you do.  It’s ok though…. He’s “just being honest”. You’re having a discussion with a colleague and she raises her voice, points her finger and lets you know that “you should keep your mouth shut unless someone asks for your opinion”.  It’s ok though…. She’s “just being honest”. 

Why we need to stop using "I'm just being honest" as an excuse to verbally assassinate

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Being remarkable, that is, so impressive that people can’t stop remarking or talking about you, can happen.

But it requires commitment. Working on great strategies, with impressive products or services is essential yet these don’t come to fruition unless your people collaborate well to implement them.

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