823 views | +0 today
Work, life, leadership and purpose
Curated by Josie Gibson
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Josie Gibson from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch!

5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator

5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator | WorkLife |

Great communicators are highly respected and trusted. To them, it is very important to first build relationships--both personal and professional--as a way to create successful communication. Great communicators appreciate all their relationships and all the interactions they have. They are successful people who become the go-to source for other people within an organization.

One of the advantages that great communicators have is the big opportunity to get promoted and recognized in their careers more frequently as a result of their great communication competencies. Below are five successful practices of great communicators:

Via The Learning Factor
The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 24, 2015 7:00 PM

Great communicators are better liked, more successful, and produce more value for their organizations. Isn't it time to become a great communicator?

Leo Holland iii's curator insight, May 28, 2015 4:36 PM

this article was a great insight on what it takes  to be a great leader in my community. sadly most of the ideas portrayed in this article I already had in my mind.

Rescooped by Josie Gibson from Talent and Performance Development!

Wirearchies = Adaptive, Two Way Flow of Power, Knowledge, with a Focus on Results

Wirearchies = Adaptive, Two Way Flow of Power, Knowledge, with a Focus on Results | WorkLife |

Harold Jarche features Chee Chin Liew’s presentation on moving from hierarchies to teams at BASF.  It shows how IT Services used their technology platforms to enhance networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration.  

It features an approach to “building flows of information into pertinent, useful and just-in-time knowledge” so that...  knowledge can flow in order to foster trust and credibility.




In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle.   ...It means giving up control. 


Creating this two-way flow of dialogue, practice, expertise, and interest, can be the foundation of a wirearchy.

In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle.

....many companies today have strong networks...coupled with strong central control. Becoming a wirearchy requires new organizational structures that incorporate communities, networks, and cooperative behaviours. It means giving up control. The job of those in leaderships roles is to help the network make better decisions. 



Related tools & posts by Deb:


See the companion post about Holacracy, here.


Stay in touch with Best of the Best news, taken from Deb's  NINE multi-gold award winning curation streams from @Deb Nystrom, REVELN delivered once a month via email, available for free here, via REVELN Tools.
Beyond Resilience: Black Swans, Anti-Fragility and Change


Beyond Resilience: Givers, Takers, Matchers and Anti-Fragile Systems    


Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Helen Teague's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:46 PM

well worth the reading time.

InflatableCostumes's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:26 AM

 Manufacturers of Custom Shaped Cold Air Inflatables including Giant Character shapes and  Product Replicas also Rooftop Balloons specializing in custom inflatables for advertising, manufactured in Hyderabad city, India -

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 17, 2014 2:23 PM

I just featured the called out quote above about complexity (over complicated, bureaucratic), and less hierarchy, more communication via networks in my most recent post about letting go of industrial age thinking via the command and control nature of performance appraisals.  

Wirearchy and holacracy (think Zappos) are alternatives that embrace networked learning.  One is arguably a set of principles, the latter is an organization design approach that deemphasizes management.

~  Deb

Scooped by Josie Gibson!

Ten Things Never To Say As You Quit Your Job - Forbes

Here is a simple speech to use when you quit your job, along with ten things never to say when you're on your way out!
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Josie Gibson from Lead With Giants Scoops!

10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener

10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener | WorkLife |
Before starting my Executive Coaching practice I was a Financial Advisor and Coach to my team. In that industry a study was conducted of the most successful Wealth Management Advisors to discover the most important skill possessed by Top Advisors.What did the study reveal?The number one skill is empathetic listening.The ExperimentAn experiment was conducted where advisors watched a video interview of a prospective client couple. After watching, they were then asked to describe the husband from the interview.One advisor said “arrogant,” Another said “defensive.” Another

Via Dan Forbes
Dan Forbes's curator insight, April 30, 2015 9:23 AM

An Experiment reveals the power of Empathetic Listening.

John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, April 30, 2015 3:42 PM

Great advice from my friend Dan Forbes!

Rescooped by Josie Gibson from Business Improvement!

Essential Conversation Skills for Leaders

Essential Conversation Skills for Leaders | WorkLife |

Via Daniel Watson
Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:01 PM


A business owner's day is filled with multiple conversations, and the effectiveness of these conversations over time, will determine the level of success that the business ultimately achieves.


Unfortunately, many business owners are not as adept as they believe that they are, when it comes to conducting effective conversations across the broad spectrum of people with whom they need to converse.


This excellent article, suggests that business owners must practise the practical and personal skills of communication to be effective leaders, and it identifies seven interaction sins to avoid in communicating with others to achieve desired outcomes.

Tony Phillips's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:23 PM

Leaders must have high levels of self awareness and flexibility. It is more that technical expertise.

Patrice McDonough's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:26 PM

We seem to have lost the art of having meaningful conversations without upsetting each other. Can we learn to be more objective and less personal in our efforts to co-exist in the workplace? It's a skill for sure