Friday, May 23, 2008

Lessons Of Silence --- What The Deaf Can Teach Us About Listening And Making Ourselves Heard

Bruno Khane has written a nice article in Strategy And Business. He sites research in which the deaf have developed certain communications skills that make them more effective than those who can hear. Some key points:

1. Look people in the eye.
2. Don't interrupt.
3. Say what you mean, as simply as possible.
4. When you don't understand something, ask.
5. Stay focused.

Improving our ability to communicate is something we must continually do. These are great tips.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Renaissance Teams

"You can't make a renaissance person anymore because of the range of what you would need to do is just impossible. But you could actually assemble a renaissance team." Bruce Dau

Interesting quote from Roger Martin's Opposable Mind. Worth thinking about in building teams, encouraging collaboration, innovation and creativity.