It is quite natural for people to generally be committed when they agree with the plan or task. The bigger challenge for a manager is how to generate same level of commitment when employee or team doesn't necessarily see the wisdom in chosen path. Yes, you may involve your team in action planning, you could be extremely transparent etc...... The reality is that, in life and the workplace there will still be situations when you are asking people to do something, they don't wan
In my continuous effort to improve myself, I am currently working on listening better. I am working on quieting my mind, 100% focus on the person and information. What has been confirmed to me, is that the effort level it takes has a direct relation to the speaker, delivery, situation and topic to name a few. This post is not to discount that most people, could listen better. It's more a reminder of the role that the speaker plays in ensuring that they are listened to.