Awareness of differences in communication styles is a path to self-leadership and wellbeing

Published: June 25th, 2017

Health and well-being are enhanced by the ability to communicate effectively. When we feel comfortable in a social or professional setting, we feel confident and relaxed. On the other hand, when we experience a lack of confidence, we tend to feel pressure, become tense and more reactive in our behavior.  Examples of reactive behavior include avoidance, rigidity, aggression, co-dependence and defiance – all of which constitute barriers to constructive communication.

Barriers to constructive communication can lead to stress resulting in poor relationships, lack of trust, reduced health and productivity.  Differences in interactive communication styles between people can also become barriers and contribute to misunderstandings and stress. Awareness of differences in communication styles can positively influence relationships and lead to self-leadership.

The Interactive Style Questionnaire (ISQ) is a self-assessment that lends a new perspective on the energy we bring into our relationships. By completing the ISQ, you can explore the range of engagement patterns you bring into your interactions with others.  Awareness of these patterns of engagement can be applied to self-coaching and as a result create a desired shift in interactive communication style, confidence and vitality, leading to self-leadership and wellbeing.

Experience the Interactive Style Questionnaire  and explore self-coaching strategies.

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