8 characteristics of meaningful conversations

Communication is often something we take for granted because it’s happening all the time, whether we recognize it or not. As leaders, we need to be cognizant of the signals we convey to ensure our intentions aren’t misinterpreted.

Writer Wanda Thibodeaux shares eight characteristics all meaningful conversations have. How often do your conversations feature these?

  1. Open-ended questions: You’re able to learn more about a person and their thought process and make better connections if you seek more than a yes or no response.
  2. Vulnerability: Successful leaders are authentic and demonstrate to employees that it’s OK to be open and honest.


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