teachable moment imageThere are many times in my leadership position that I think I am communicating clearly and effectively. What I am learning is that in my communication with others, I must be very clear and concise and even then there are no guarantees that what I am saying is what others are hearing.

I do not have any control over how others perceive what I am saying. All I can do if there is miscommunication or misunderstandings, is apologize for my part and ask myself, “What is my learning in this?”

These are the teachable moments. I am open to learning, re-evaluating and being clear in my intention and needs. The big learning in all of this for me is to not take things personally. That sometimes seems to be one of the hardest lessons for me.

I would love to hear about your teachable moments. Share them in the comments below.

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