MVP: When there is a communication breakdown, pause and think about how you could have communicated more clearly.
First, a moment of reflection for an event which altered the course of our history.
Two weeks ago, I reached out to some of my LinkedIn connections asking for help with a podcast episode. I was looking for tips and stories related to growing veteran teachers.
What I wanted was for people to reply in the message and share something. What I got were responses like “Yes!” and “Absolutely!” but without any content.
Has that ever happened to you?
You asked for one thing but got something else?
Or rather, you thought you were asking for one thing, but the other person heard you asking for something else.
Communication is complex.
Today’s intention: When things don’t go right, pause and reflect on the message you thought you were sending and what people actually heard.