For me, summer nights growing up often meant going to the ice cream shop when I was well behaved. (There were times when those nights were few and far between!) I went to Baskin-Robbins with its “31 flavors” and got my favorite, Bubble Gum ice cream. Someone very smart about 60 years ago realized that you need more than chocolate and vanilla ice cream; that life is better with diversity (of flavors).
It's in that spirit that I'm pleased to introduce something new this week -- a series of guest posts here at the leadercommunicator blog. Contributors will come from a range of perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.
I am inviting people I know, respect and, in many cases, have learned from over the years. All have a passion for the importance of communication and leadership, and will share their thoughts and perspectives in the spirit of advancing the dialogue.
I hope you'll welcome the additional voices; I'm confident you'll value their wise thoughts and perspectives.
At the same time, I also invite all of you—readers, colleagues, clients, and other leaders and communicators—to contribute as well...whether posting a comment or considering writing a guest post.
I look forward to the additional voices on the blog -- please let me know what you think. And, I'm curious about your favorite ice cream flavor, too!
Learning the skills to communicate well is not difficult, and is easily accessible to all of us. In fact, it’s relatively easy to acquire in light of the potential and power it can provide you. But with good communication well within reach and so critically important, why in the world are so many of us still so bad at communicating effectively?!