Ep. 9 Talk Louder Show Notes
A lot of organizations have their own language they use. Some more than others. In every sport, there is a certain set of terminology. That became apparent as we went to the Cleghorn Gun Club to practice shooting. Jen hasn’t spent much time shooting as a sport so the terminology used was not familiar. As she looked for Lynn to explain what some of the words meant in context of the shooting range, Lynn found it challenging to give simple instructions and simply continued to say the same words, only louder. Frustrations grew for both of us, but we finally found the words that made sense.
- We have different personalities, which makes us well rounded as a team but causes some disruptions in our flow from time to time.
- Lynn is incredible at making sense of very complex things in the business world, but giving methodical simple instructions is not her strong suit.
- Jen, on the other hand, is the methodical thinker and needs things laid out simply.
- The frustrating experience brought a lot of common issues in the workplace up.
- We are often vague even in our compliments
- All too often, we find ourselves pretending like we understand things because we are too embarrassed to ask questions.
- We get so comfortable and familiar with our own terminology we forget that new people wouldn’t understand, no matter how experienced, capable, and intelligent they are. You simply don’t know what you don’t know
- As leaders, it’s important to understand your own strengths and weaknesses and you can better fill in the gaps of where you are not strong.
- In return, you can help someone find their own strength and weaknesses and put them in the right positions.
- If you put people in positions where they are weak in, it’s not a great experience for anyone.
- The basics are important, when the basics are forgotten, the shared goals and intentions are also forgotten.