Forbes: 11 Ways To Develop A More Inclusive Communication Style At Work

Forbes: 11 Ways To Develop A More Inclusive Communication Style At Work

11 Ways To Develop A More Inclusive Communication Style At Work

If it seems like the fight for female equality in the workplace has stalled out, it’s probably because it has. While women make up more than 50% of the workforce, they only make up 14.6% of executive officers, according to a report from Center for American Progress.

Despite remarkable gains, discrimination at work often occurs unconsciously — and it’s reinforced by both men and women in everyday conversation. How can leaders ensure they’re part of the solution? To find out, we asked members of Forbes Coaches Council to explain how leaders can adjust their communication style in order to be more inclusive.

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Remove Your Preconceptions And Be Open

Most of us carry preconceived notions and stereotypical responses in our heads to assign to people we interact with daily. Remove these limiting beliefs and be open to the person in front of you. Win the conversation by listening and genuinely connecting in response to what you’ve heard. Acknowledge the strengths of your counterpart and create a relationship that leads to mutual success.  – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: How Managers Can Balance Pushing A Team For Results While Keeping Them Engaged

Forbes: How Managers Can Balance Pushing A Team For Results While Keeping Them Engaged

How Managers Can Balance Pushing A Team For Results While Keeping Them Engaged

Setting deadlines for your employees is easy, but keeping them engaged along the way is the real difference between whether they’ll be burned out or hungry for more.

As a manager, you have to walk the line, keeping your eyes on the horizon while remaining tuned into your team at all times. Start now by making sure everyone is in alignment, tap into each individual’s genius zone, and combine extrinsic and intrinsic motivators. A strong leader knows getting results shouldn’t mean diminished engagement. Below, 11 coaches from Forbes Coaches Council explain what you can do.

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Tap Into Their Genius Zones

Leveraging what your people are great at, their sweet spots, will lead them to have peak performance. When leaders capitalize on individual strengths, teams become more effective and efficient with increased productivity and performance. Managers have a duty to both people and process. Allow your people to do what they are great at. They will be happier, and you will look like a rockstar.

– Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: Seven Strategies Introverts Can Use To Become Effective Leaders

Forbes: Seven Strategies Introverts Can Use To Become Effective Leaders

Seven Strategies Introverts Can Use To Become Effective Leaders

While they’re certainly not the loudest voices in the room, introverts possess unique traits that can make them highly effective leaders, including the abilities to listen well and empathize. A quiet nature, however, can make even the most confident introvert question whether or not they can ever measure up to the more outspoken leaders in the office.

Luckily, resources abound for these “quiet” leaders, and it’s an issue many career and executive coaches confront regularly in their work. Below, seven coaches from Forbes Coaches Council share their best tips for how introverts can harness their strengths to not only step up, but lead with power and conviction.

 

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Don’t suffer from the killer of comparison. Great leaders operate from a place of confidence in what they bring to the table and allow that to attract and influence their followers. Attempting to be someone you are not is a natural repellent. Being “on” all time drains you, so don’t forget to find a quiet place and recharge, even if it’s only for a few moments before your next encounter. – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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