Would you like to know a secret?
Do you promise to do it and to tell?
Is honesty the best policy?
This age old question has been used as an excuse to commit many hurtful interchanges in personal and business life.
We see shading the truth glorified in movies and TV programs and then we experience the other end of the lack of communication spectrum when someone says “I’m going to tell you this straight (brutally) it means.
“Based on my test results you have 3 months to live.”
Another an angry boss confronts a coworker with “James why do you always make a jerk out of yourself at meetings
telling loud and off color jokes?”
Both of these attempts at sharing information with others have “the truth as the speakers perceive it in the statement outcome, but are they the truth the whole truth and given in a way they can be heard and acted upon positively?
Before sharing with another person some potentials challenging information
Look in the mirror and say and feel how that wording effects you. If it makes your insides churn look for a calmer more sensitive way to share.
Improve your communication skills by listening and responding
to the body’s signals for a healthier body and business.
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