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This weekend is about communication | Leader Lifter

This weekend is about communication

We all have communication patterns. I know there are times when I am more available for conversation (especially the tough ones) . I have discovered that people who understand timing seem to be better communicators. What if we also let the significant people in our lives in on our personal communication patterns, ie., when we are most available to have an involved conversation. For example, the best time to really communicate with me(about difficult issues) is :

  • After I have been home for 1 hour
  • Mid-week is better than either end of the week
  • Earlier in the day rather than later

I am also least likely to communicate:

  • Sunday afternoon
  • Saturday afternoon
  • Late at night

Now, in a perfect world we would all get what we wanted! But, as much as I hope to have conversations at my best times- I know what reality is and I must do my best to be as James says “quick to listen and slow to speak”.

Your Turn:
1. When are you apt to be most conversational?
2. When is it best to stay away?

2 Responses to “This weekend is about communication”

  1. Scott Weatherford February 15, 2008 at 9:49 pm #

    This is the leadership stuff we need to hear. Great job!

  2. Noah February 22, 2008 at 1:53 am #

    I just wanted to leave a quick comment about last weeks message about communication…

    Whenever I get in an argument with my girlfriend, I always like to state that I’m arguing not to fight with her, but so we can improve our relationship by discussing our differences. That way she understands that I’m in no way trying to attack her but that I care enough for the relationship to argue against what she has to say.

    Last week you talked about the proper way to argue which pretty much confirmed what I’ve been telling her, it’s not done to attack each other, to make one person right or the other person wrong but to resolve an issue.

    On Saturday’s service when I heard that I leaned over and playfully whispered to her, “See honey, I was RIGHT all along, it’s not about who’s right or wrong it’s about resolving the issue at hand. Of course it was only done jokingly but I figured you would enjoy the humor in it.