Tone tosses ten communication tools into any interactive mix.
Tools that failed democracies, and poor communications tend to abandon for gridlock and greed.
- Tone affirms others’ ideas to show you value others, even when you disagree.
- Tone thanks people often for ideas offered, and shows gratitude for differences.
- Tone shares personal stories respectfully and in ways that create curiosity.
- Tone asks 2-footed questions that draw others’ contributions into consensus.
- Tone resists meta-messages which state meanings other than intended.
- Tone avoids swearing in favor of remarks that add no offense or cynicism.
- Tone inspires others by suggesting doable solutions for any problem raised.
- Tone acknowledges others who progress, and celebrates people’s success.
- Tone models body language and gestures that value others, and laughs at self easily.
- Tone refuses to take offense yet comes with courage to speak up for ethics.
Check yes to any of these ten tone elements in your tone approaches – and you’re ready to lead innovation in an era that begs for a finer way forward.
The difference between democracy building, and demolition flattening is brainpower that facilitates innovation with good tone in mind. What do you think?