"The Art of Communication is the Language of Leadership"
James Humes (presidential speechwriter and author of the Apollo 11 lunar plaque)
Today, communication between languages and across cultures and borders is so common we hardly give it notice but as these international channels continue to grow in volume, frequency, and impact, successful navigation will become increasingly critical.
Nevertheless, it can be incredibly, but arguably unnecessarily, difficult as traditional linear communication models are made increasingly irrelevant, even obsolete, by ongoing development in cultural and emotional intelligence research and practice. Even Top Ten-style lists of the best tips and tricks from leading cross-cultural, intercultural, or intra-cultural specialists are rarely consistent with one expert saying do this and another saying do the exact opposite.
But what if there was one simple yet surprisingly effective method to communicate effectively every time, everywhere, on every occasion with everyone regardless of culture or power paradigms?
8 Precision Power Tools for more Effective Communication
A 21st Century Alchemy WORKSHOP
In this upcoming Copenhagen Post sponsored event, we'll be throwing out all the former rules and expectations (i.e. stereotypes) and trying something different and hopefully clearer, easier, and more reliable.
David Parkins, author of the Copenhagen Post's advice column, 21st Century Alchemy and Director of EP3.dk, will be delivering this interactive and hopefully entertaining skills-development workshop focused on engaging, equipping and empowering career-minded professionals to be more effective communicators through reflective thinking and modeling, scenario analysis, and targeted breakout sessions.
And when we’re done, you’ll be able to communicate with any person in any situation at any time, from fishermen in Fujian to contractors in Copenhagen.
"Developing excellent communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can't get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even matter."
Gil Amelio (venture capitalist and former CEO of Apple)