Today we live in a very technology based world where often we find ourselves doing multiple things at once. For example: we will work on a school assignment while listening to tunes, surfing the web, and talking to our friends on Skype. Through all of this multitasking, how much of it are we just hearing vs. listening to? According to stats studies, the mind is compatible of listening to 800 words per minute, yet we only speak at about 120 to 190 words per minute - it’s no wonder why we feel the need to multitask. Plus, most of us learn best visually - which would explain why a person’s body language makes up for 80% of the conversation. It’s also why good descriptive stories stick with most of us so well - they paint a picture in our minds. So, while our eyes are reading a person’s body language, our ears are supposed to be listening to the remaining information being presented. The problem, however, is that our minds start to wonder - it needs more data to fill the remaining gaps. As innovate technology continue to expand, it seems so do our needs and capabilities at keep up and learn things faster, because technology is providing it to us at greater speeds than ever before making it easier to fill those gaps.


Believe in your workers skills and talents they bring, it will help you to succeed. Take pride in all you do, in doing so, other will follow. Start with small change and involve team member in the process and remember change takes time. Be honest, accessible, considerate, and fair; by always meaning what you say will help to build a trusting relationship with others - in which will make it easier to empower or delegate to them when the time arises. Be clear in your directions and allow others to join in – this will give a feeling of belonging and empowerment that will continue to grow, along with a supportive, encouraging environment.  Listen and provide feedback often, also take it, so you too can learn and grow from it. Rewards members for their accomplishments, even the little ones can lead to greater successes in the future. Remember encouragement helps us know were on the right track and eventually little strides will lead to bigger ones.