As we continue to connect from home, we do occasionally run into technical connectivity issues (particularly with full households trying to do all kinds of virtual work!). While we’re doing our best to ensure we have strong internet connectivity, we also want to be timely. We appreciate your understanding!
We are hearing every day that we need to connect and communicate more given the current crisis, but when we talk about authentic communication, what exactly does that mean?
Authenticity is being true to yourself, to others and to the circumstances that you occupy. We often find that people relate to authenticity as being true to self, but that leaves out an important part of the equation. When it comes to leadership communication, if we only place importance on being true to ourselves then we miss an opportunity to connect with those we lead. We also risk appearing insensitive and disconnected from what’s important and true for them.
Before deciding on the message you want to deliver, we recommend stopping to think not only about what you believe is important to communicate but also about your audience and what’s on their minds. With that awareness it’s likely that your message will come together in a way that resonates and more easily accomplishes the alignment you’re looking for.
We will be hosting a live 30-minute conversation on this topic next week. Stay tuned for more details and registration by subscribing for our newsletter. We will continue to explore this topic and many others related to how we stay connected and keep creating value in challenging circumstances, so stay tuned for future episodes of The Connection Diaries.
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