As you know, the economy is met with unprecedented change. It often feels like a free fall into unknown territory but your human wiring actual reveals how you pilot change.
With insights into your innate wiring, you, as a leader, can discover how to stay consistently motivated regardless of the circumstances. And, when you become skilled at delivering communication the way the other person wants to receive it, it’s the highest form of honoring them.
There are four major elements in human wiring. I will use the Communication element of human wiring as an example of how easy it is to spot how someone wants to receive their communication.
People naturally wired high on the Communication scale are External Thinkers; that is, they like to verbalize to crystalize their thoughts. They will start to repeat themselves if they are not acknowledged. A simple head nod or yep can be a simple form of acknowledgement that can satisfy their innate need that they’ve been heard.
If you are lower on Communication scale, you are an Internal Thinker. You internalize to crystalize your thoughts. Your best ideas are about an hour after a meeting after you’ve had a chance to think through the discussion. They will sometimes give you a blank processing stare when you explain things to them. It’s not that they don’t understand, in fact, they are processing on the inside. The best way to honor people wired this way is silence. If you’re in a conversation with them, they use that silent time to process. It may seem awkward to you but to them, they need that processing time.
Honoring others is really about noticing. When you notice these communication cues and deliver communication the way the other person wants to receive it, it’s the highest form of honoring the other person.