Sources of self Motivation

1. Clarifying your vision

2. Taking 100 percentages responsibility for your life

3. Charting a course for future

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Communication

Today I want to share another great video to improve communication skills. >> Click here to watch “10 Ways To Have A Better Conversation” (If the link does not work, copy and paste the following link to your browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1vskiVDwl4) Celeste Headlee shares about how to have a real, engaging and productive conversation with anyone. The 10 Tips: 1. Be present in the moment. 2. Enter every conversation assuming you have something to learn. 3. Start your questions with who, what, when, where, why, how. 4. Let go of the thoughts that come and flow with the conversation. 5. If you don’t know, say that you don’t know. 6. Don’t equate your experience with theirs. It’s never the same. All experiences are individual. Conversations are not a promotional opportunity. 7. Don’t repeat yourself. It can be condescending. 8. Don’t bother about the details. People care about you and what you have in common, not the details. 9. Listen. It takes effort and energy to listen but it will help you understand the other person more. 10. Be brief. I really enjoyed this video and her points which are simple yet honest and real. It is about being interested in the person you are talking to. It’s about building the relationship. And leaders, how can you build a meaningful relationship with your team without knowing and understanding who they are? “A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.” — David Whyte