By Lincoln Amidy
After almost 20 odd years of working with teams I am still so fascinated with communication within teams and the impact that it has. There are so many factors that contribute to the effectiveness and ultimately the impact of this communication on the team and the individuals within that team. For me personally some of the key factors of that contribute are intent, ego and self-awareness.
Do you really want peace with this situation or are you just after an argument? Intent. This is the case so often and potentially some people are parked in this place permanently. This can be due to generational legacy, conditioning and state of mind. The ability to recognise and then shift your intent is a very powerful tool. If you want war that’s what you will be faced with. Shift your intent to peace and harmony and that’s what you will encounter. Be careful what you project
The shape, tone and make up of our communication also can have many origins and therefore many varying effects. Ego is a factor for all of us and within teams the ability to keep it in check and being aware of it can be key factors in communication within the team. Are you just wanting control and have a neediness to win? Keep that in check. How do you communicate with others and what impact do you have upon them? How are you perceived? Find out
We all believe we are right and potentially also aware. Self-Awareness is having a clear perception and understanding of your personality, your strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. It allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment. But can you get it at the shops. For me the most amazing teams are able to be very truthful and open with their communication to each other around impact. People are made aware of the impact they are having upon others in a helpful and supportive manner. If this doesn’t take place in a trusting environment there will be defensiveness and frustration. All of this meaning there is truth in it for person involved
So, keep on track and persevere with the practise of being a good communicator and a good team player. Feel free to call when you need help.
Lincoln Amidy is the no nonsense Individuals and Teams Expert. Whether it be as a motivational speaker, facilitator or mentor he will enlighten, challenge and provoke you and your team.
He has an absolute ambition to influence, change, alter, educate and challenge corporate teams and groups. He is very astute and equipped to help groups to truly investigate WHY they operate the way they do, who they are and how they function together as a team. He thrives on the uncomfortable and enabling it to then be comfortable. He will make a significant difference to you and your team. Read more.
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