Saturday, November 17, 2018

Communication in the day and age of electronic messaging: an educator’s thoughts

We have so many more formats for communicating our various messages currently, and that is not a bad thing because we all communicate a receive messages in different ways. This has the possibility of creating understanding for everyone.

However, we all have to regularly do some soul searching sometimes ask ourselves: could those complaints about bad communication I keep getting be my fault? No one likes to have to self-reflect on the possibility that something is their fault, but we because of all these new modes of communication, that is exactly what we have to do from time to time.

·         Is the message about you or about various things that have happened?
·         Are you aware of the other people various daily struggles?
·         What is the message you are trying to convey, and does it have a purpose towards the greater good?

I am not talking about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, I am simply saying that we are all wrong sometimes so stop blaming others. Maybe it isn’t even that big of a deal and just small request. Maybe the message has never been clear.
As a leader, you must remember that it is not about just you, it is about the people you are trying to lead in the direction of your vision. You need to share that vision first, and make sure it is understood.
Lessons from a 2.0 MBA Program

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam