Bill, you were right. I discovered that the problem was a lack of communication between myself and the person who was causing the delay in meeting the objective. I decided to listen to what he had to say and there were good reasons for the delay on his part. So what must I do to develop better communication with others?
Hugo, first understand that communication occurs when there is a common link between the receiver and sender. When we create conditions where others are reluctant to talk with us because of rejection or the possibility of receiving a blasting from us they fail to make an effort to communicate. We must make every effort to create an atmosphere conducive to others telling us both good and bad news. They must feel that we will make every effort to understand their situation and work with them to resolve the problem. Think about those you enjoy talking with. How do they respond to your conversation? I bet they listen and try to relate to your situation. Try this approach and you will become a better communicator.Remember that Jesus said we have ears to hear but we don’t listen, eyes to see but we don’t see. So use those eyes and ears to listen and hear.