Overwhelmingly, my coaching clients and the participants at our training events point to their ability to effectively communicate as being extremely important to their professional success.

Effective communication allows leaders to inspire and challenge team members with an organization’s vision, articulate employee expectations, appreciate a team member’s performance, hold an under-performing employee accountable, and countless other examples related to the significance of effective communication.

If you would like a better understanding of common communication challenges and how to address them, I highly recommend Michael Hyatt’s book No-Fail Communication: 13 Workplace Communication Problems-and How to Fix Them.

To explore further just click on the word, “Home” below.


The book examines common workplace communication challenges in a straight-forward, easy to follow manner with practical steps for application.

One of my favorite takeaways from chapter one is what Michael Hyatt calls the “Clarity Grid”. This grid reflects four possibilities for communication in the workplace.

  • Quadrant 1 combines unexpressed and vague communication. This results in no communication with the impact being that stakeholders feel ignorant of the intent of the communication.
  • Quadrant 2 combines expressed and vague communication. This results in garbled communication with the impact being that stakeholders are confused.
  • Quadrant 3 combines unexpressed and specific communication. This results in implied communication with the impact being that stakeholders are frustrated.
  • Quadrant 4 combines expressed and specific communication. This produces clear communication with the impact being that stakeholders have an understanding of the intent of the communication.

Communication, for many of us, is a great opportunity to continue to improve our skillset and strengthen our leadership.

What changes in your communication would place you in Quadrant 4 more often?

More Posts

Suggested Resources and an Important Invitation

https://youtu.be/wLYbpvtTR6A Suggested Resources and an Important Invitation First Some Useful Resources For Scheduling Meetings: Calendly For Listiening to Audio Books: Audible Leadership Books: Atomic Habits – James Clear Radical Candor – Kim Scott Dare to Lead – Brune Brown Excellence Wins – Horst Shultze Captivate – Vanessa Van Edwards Living Forward, Win at Work Succeed

How the Best Leaders Practice Accountability

https://youtu.be/XQyAKzKBeXo How do you and your team view Accountability?  It is avoided or embraced? The late Wes Fesler, All-American Athlete and Hall of Fame coach, said, “Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.”    In this Leadership Nuggets episode, Chuck will address 2 essential areas of Accountability for Leaders.  The Leader Being Accountable

Leadership Nugget: How to Create and Maintain Healthy Workplace Culture

https://youtu.be/uBJRWqrGXUM How to Create and Maintain a Healthy Workplace Culture One huge key to employee morale and productivity is a healthy workplace environment. In his best-selling book, THE ADVANTAGE, author and speaker, Patrick Lencioni wrote, “The single, greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health.” How healthy is your team? In this episode, Chuck

Leadership Nugget: Future Talent Management

https://youtu.be/Xn0ekEstPms FUTURE TALENT MANAGEMENT What is your strategy for developing future leaders in your organization?  How effective is your current program?  HR Daily Advisor Contributing Editor Lin Grensing-Pophal wrote, “Companies that fail to adequately plan for future leadership position openings can find themselves in an unexpected crisis. Hiring externally is always an option, but the

Send Us A Message

Contact Chuck Carringer

Hire Chuck as an Executive Coach.
Book a training event.
Book Chuck as a speaker.