— communicating2019-03-31T09:18:36+00:00


Your communicative abilities enable you to add image and sound to your steering and connecting qualities. As a facilitator of development, you seek dialogue with others. For you this dialogue represents a search amongst equals for a common point of view and possible pathways to solutions. This dialogue leads to a constructive, respectful exchange in which you express verbally and through your actions that you are open to reciprocal thoughts and positions. Your basic disposition seduces others to adopt this stance as well. As a result, both of you look beyond limited, individual perceptions and presumptions and convey your vision transparently, without trying to convince the other. It helps that you have worked out the natural laws of communication and know the difference between ‘acting on impulse’ and acting sensitively. Thanks to your self-insight, you recognize your pitfalls and know how to avoid them. Consequently, you know how to keep polarization out of the communication, and stay focused on inclusion so that the dialogue maintains its balance.

This also means that you know to employ the most fitting conversation techniques in difficult situations, such as in the case of resistance and conflict. Not only in 1:1 conversations, but also in groups in which not only the extraverted participations, but also their introverted counterparts should be able to provide input equally. Whereby you know how to use the strength of difference, in order to bring together the diversity of personalities and viewpoints and forge them into a collective voice.
You know the value of feedback, but even more the value of feedforward. Because this enables you to direct your attention to the future and to what you and your conversation partner(s) can improve in order to grow together.

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