The Real Value of Understanding Communication Styles

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As leaders, communication ranks near the top of our list of important skills. Because of its importance, it is talked and written about (a lot). Much training takes place every day designed to help leaders get better at this important skill. In fact, as I write this, I will deliver some of that training later today.

One of the reasons communication is difficult is that not everyone communicates in the same way, with the same tendencies or styles. This isn’t news; you already knew that.

The existence of these style or tendency differences hasn’t been lost on the assessment, training and learning communities over the past 50 years. There are a wide number of effective and useful tools that provide assessment takers with acronyms, colors, letters, animals or other designations to identify their personality and communication style.

These assessments are popular training tools—they garner high marks from participants because they...(register to read more)

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