The 4 Steps to Choosing Constructive Candor Over Divisive Rhetoric
Words matter, today more than ever. Conscious Intelligence has as much to do with making distinctions as it does about the translation of thoughts and words into actions. Enter conscious communication. Chapter and verse, conscious communication is crucial if we wish to show up as an inspirational leader. The result is immediately reflected through the quality and engagement others display when they show up and participate in our lives.
It is easy to pile-drive the weight of power upon another by telling them what needs to be done and what requires change. What’s more rewarding however, is to create buoyancy under them to provide the opportunity for them to elevate. Will you welcome change and inspire growth, OR will you clip their wings and suck the oxygen out from under them. From the inception of a thought to the formation of verbal expression, this succession is where language is at risk of becoming counter-productive, misconceived, or even destructive, rather than consensus building, thoughtful, and prolific. Hard conversations are difficult to have. Too often, they bluntly end shortly after stating the problem and do not progress to invite participation in finding a collective solution.
4 Steps that facilitate conscious communication:
- Prepare a Win-Win Strategy Going In- have the optimal objective be the driver of the questions and dialog to be had.
- Distill and Set the Tone Appropriately- this projects confidence and elevates all, inspiring a level of performance and esteem.
- Listen- Seek first to understand, then to be understood (citing our 7 Habits guru, Stephen Covey)
- Cultivate An Environment of Integrity- consistency in this approach to conscious communication is a must, always, not just on occasion.
We cannot approach conscious communication without employing tools that inspire curiosity, gain trust, and show empathy. Meeting the criteria involves listening more than talking and asking more questions rather than simple stating answers. Inspiring is a teacher who guides a student in a way that makes the student feel as if they made the discovery themselves. This approach to conscious communication facilitates engagement, support, and constructive candor. Even if the challenge involves ripping the band-aid off, a teammate, colleague, compatriot needn’t feel they are going to be left alone, face down in the ring to bleed out. Connecting with another where they are at, seeking to understand how they got there, and resolving together a more effective place to land, is not just to invite powerful change, it is to facilitate transformation.
Eric Erenstoft is an expert on Conscious Intelligence and is the founder of ElevateID.org , a United States based organization dedicated to elevating consciousness in business, productivity, relationships, communication, and personal development.
He is an a prolific author, futurist, entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist, and competitive athlete who has emerged out of this brave new 21st century to disrupt the transactional way of thinking most people default to today when they forget that the most powerful and important values we share in life, work, community, family, and within ourselves—are not transactional.
He is a CEO and COO that leads executives and entrepreneurs in the implementation of conscious capitalism. He is a professional life and development coach, a Personal Growth and Development Coach, expert in conscious communication, self-help author, keynote speaker, business consultant, and is CEO of E3 Capital Partners, a full service real estate company, brokerage, consultancy.
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