“… more and more emphasis on communication and interpersonal skills”-Mouaz
Raise your hand if you have heard this line at least a thousand times. In fact, you’ve likely heard it so much that it’s become meaningless. Communication, as I teach and coach, is the glue that holds an organization together. It is the means by which we exchange ideas, learn from each others, and perhaps most importantly, connect to each other.
“Communication and interpersonal skills remain at the top of the list of what matters most to recruiters.” That’s according to the most recent Harris Interactive/Wall Street Journal business school survey published in September 2007.
So why do we ignore the relevance of communication until it becomes an issue? One reason may be because we don’t take the time to quantify what we mean by it.