I have spent most of my career dealing with communication and leadership issues as the head of human resources and leadership development functions. More times than I can count, someone has said to me, “My manager needs a communication class.” Or, that person’s manager has said, “I have this employee who I would like to send to a communication class.” Unfortunately it is not that easy.
I have been fortunate to work with some great managers and fortunate to work with some not-so-great managers. Why fortunate for both? Well, I’ve learned from both. Throughout my career, I have taught classes on leadership and communication and researched the topic extensively. I have put programs in place to mitigate some of these issues and seen great success.
This blog takes some of my learning — along with experts I have worked with or read about — and shares my findings to make the time you spend with others more successful and rewarding.
Dealing with people is both an art and a science. I am hopeful that what you read in the upcoming posts will make you a better scientist and more creative artist.