Amplify Voices on Your Team

Jo Ilfeld | Emotional Intelligence | Executive Leadership Coach |Amplify Voices on Your Team

Have you ever been in a meeting where you said something that you thought was really brilliant and no one really seemed to notice and then a few minutes later, someone else said something remarkably similar and everyone piled onto it?

That can be pretty frustrating, right?

Believe it or not, I’ve heard more stories about this than you can imagine and so I often like to say it’s good to turn the tables.

Often you hear something and immediately follow up with, “Oh, and here’s another thing” without commenting on the contribution of your colleague or team member in the meeting. To improve your emotional intelligence (EQ), take the time to acknowledge their contribution. You could say “I really loved what Max said, I think it’s a really important point,” and then move on to what you wanted to add to the discussion. By giving credit to the person whose idea it is, you are letting them know that you heard what they said and in turn, they will do the same for you.

Show up strongly in your next meeting by following this tip.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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