Do you rush into meetings and conversations and begin speaking without really "taking the temperature" of the room and people? Slowing down to do this yields valuable information.
Take the time to assess what is "really" happening around you...the underlying messages and intentions. Then, recalculate your voice, tone, energy and the focus of the message to move others toward the desired outcome.
It is important to slow down and assess:
“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.”
- Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish Philosophe
Phyllis Reagin, High Performance Strategist and Executive Coach with CSRH Consulting, guides senior leaders and high-potentials with mastering their leadership. To receive bi-monthly blogs that examine leadership lessons from the entertainment, business, and political worlds, join At The Coach's Table blog.
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