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by Michael Holland    

From a recent CEO:  “We have a lot to do. The most pressing thing I heard from our town hall meetings  is the desire to clearly define our vision and strategy. I promise you we will be transparent and plan to articulate this in the coming weeks.”

What employees hear:   “Blah, blah, blah . . .more work . . . blah, blah, blah . . . reorg coming . . . blah blah, blah . . . co-workers are going to lose their jobs . . . blah, blah, blah . . . some exec is getting a big bonus . . . ”

When you start talking as if you are the focal point in a Dilbert cartoon it might be time to look behind you and see who exactly has followed you over the hill.

Coaching Thoughts – For You and Your Peers

  • How can you talk to your employees about potential changes, etc. without sounding like the focal point of a Dilbert cartoon? Try to come up with some concrete ideas.
  • What are some ways that communication between leaders and employees falls short in your organization? What steps could you take to begin to improve this?


By |2015-02-24T14:09:16+00:00August 10th, 2012|Effective Communications|0 Comments

About the Author:

Michael Holland unravels the mysteries of leadership. Michael is a professional executive coach and trusted advisor to executives who seek to become better leaders and build cohesive teams. Michael’s wisdom and insight are the product of 30 plus years of leadership experience and an uncanny, natural ability to perceive the questions that need to be asked. His newest book -- The Missing Leader: One Man's Journey to Leading Well - A Leadership Fable -- is available on (

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