34. Communicate Consciously

Drowning in data, yet starved of information.

—Ruth Stanat, global business consultant

Communicate consciously. Be aware of how you are being heard.

Leadership authority Warren Bennis says, “Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.”

We live in the information age. Your people use their minds creatively and productively throughout the day. They aren’t in some ditch just shoveling dirt. They all communicate for a living. Now more than ever before, communication is our life-blood. It is the lifeblood of every ...

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