What’s Your Communication Style?

Did you know that the quality of a manager’s communication can make the difference between a highly engaged employee and a disengaged employee?

Think about it. We often use the phrase “engage in conversation” without even thinking about it. Yes, communication engages others. Effective communication is what great marriages…great companies…great relationships are based on.

Congrats on the quest to improve your communication skills! I must be honest with you. The first step is self-assessment. (Disclaimer: You may not like what you see). But this step is crucial to your success.

I have included 3 great resources below. These self-assessments will help you to discover your communication style.

Communication Styles – A Self-Assessment Exercise

Scoring Sheet for the Communication Styles Assessment … The Main Characteristics of Communication Styles … Adjusting to Other Communication Styles …

Communication Styles – Relater, Socializer, Thinker, Director

Whether it’s your first day or your tenth anniversary on the job, communicating effectively with the people you work with is always crucial. The problem is that each person has a unique way of expressing him or herself, and figuring a person out can seem as difficult as mastering a foreign language. Fortunately, everyone from Hippocrates to Jung has worked to classify people based on their personalities and modes of self-expression. Below are the four communication styles commonly recognized among today’s psychologists and business consultants, along with some tips on how to work successfully with each group.

COMMUNICATION STYLES TABLE
Understand Your Boss, Employees,  Customers, Spouse & Partners. 4 Different Personality Types: Expresser, Driver, Relater & Analytical.  How to Recognize Each, What They Ask, Dislikes, Reacts to, Improves with, Must be Allowed to, For Best Results.

Communication Styles – Aggressive, Passive, Passive-Aggressive or Assertive Communication

Do you know how your communication style is perceived? To progress in your career it is vital that you communicate in an assertive way.

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Thomas E. Anderson, IIThomas E. Anderson, II is a vision development coach who enjoys motivating and equipping individuals to pursue personal, professional and organizational goals that lead to a more fulfilling life. He specializes in life focus, vision development and goal acceleration.

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