Improving communication at work has to do with your willingness to change. And–your willingness to give up blaming others for your situation or lack of success.
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. ~ WAYNE DYER
Blame moves nothing forward and the only way to improve communication is to move forward. This means you must take ownership of the fact that you must change. Ouch!
If someone is difficult to listen to, change the way you approach your communication with him or her rather than blaming them for being annoying, unclear, high-pitched, repetitive, or whatever you perceive to be the offending behavior. Focus on your intention and listen for a single point you both agree and move the conversation from that point.
If you are turned down for a promotion, rather than placing blame on your boss take a hard look at your work, attitude, communication skills and habits and decide what changes you could make to create a different outcome.
If you are still in a job you hate, rather than blame the economy decide what it is you really want and take the steps necessary to get it. You’ll be surprised how this will improve your overall communication.
It’s easy to blame. It takes the pressure and the spotlight off of you but it serves no one.
Just for today serve yourself–stop blaming and start changing.
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