The conversation is not about the relationship; the conversation is the relationship. – David Whyte, Poet

 

In 15 years of working with over 200 organizations, we have never encountered a single company that told us they had perfect (or even adequate) communication. Without a doubt, communication is the number one challenge in most organizations. Why is it that what we say is not what is heard? Why is it that people resist the positive change we offer in our organizations? Why is it that we cannot find a way to have the confrontational conversations we need to have, in a manner that leaves everyone with integrity?

The second retreat in the ExecuVision series, takes two of the most important concepts in communication to a completely practical and understandable level. With a basic understanding of who we uniquely are, we can quickly learn what triggers us and how we trigger others. The work David Belden has done in Imago Relationship Therapy, Fierce Conversations, and The Communication Catalyst, and independent studies in neuroscience, all meld into a powerful exploration of your communication and listening style.

Often the problem is not what we say. It is how we listen!