By Pauline Shirley, Leaders
Are you a situational communicator? Or do you communicate
in the same manner regardless of the situation? People who are truly
effective communicators and leaders have developed the ability to
communicate to meet the needs of the immediate situation.
They choose the most effective manner appropriate for the specific
Examples of situational communication styles and circumstances that
call for them are:
The Decider. Speaks with strength and decisiveness
when a decision has to be made, now!!
Developer. Encourages others to speak up when focusing
on building a team attitude or eliciting ideas and information.
Discoverer. Listens. Uses the most important part
of communicating. Listens and really hears what is being said.
Demonstrator. Speaks with enthusiasm and passion
in order to persuade others.
Director. Communicates to the point, tactfully
and without wishy-washy words or phrases.
Deliberator. Speaks with great consideration for
other person or sensitive situation.
Definer. Elaborates, but only to the degree necessary
in imparting critical details to the receiver.
Dazzler. Speaks to motivate, inspire and/or to
sincerely compliment an individual or group.
Decider, Developer, Discoverer, Definer, Demonstrator, Director,
Deliberator and Dazzler – Effective and successful communicators
use all of these styles and more, when and as needed, to more effectively
lead and accomplish objectives and goals.
The Situational Communicator? MMV by Pauline Shirley/ Pauline
Shirley presents, speaks and trains from rich leadership experiences.
She is president of LeadersOnFire of Richardson, Texas. Through
keynotes, training programs and workshops, Leaders on Fire prepares
emerging leaders for today, tomorrow and the future. Pauline may
be reached at 972/644-6430, LeadersOnFire@sbcglobal.net
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