Karran Bonner, facilitator & coach for Brightside, examines why Miliband and co should have placed more of their energy in raising their self-awareness for better results in the general election.
Why is self-awareness so important? The impact you have on your family, friends, colleagues, peers and complete strangers should not be underestimated.
The beauty is, you can make someone’s day with a few kind words, conversely you can upset the same person with a wrong turn of phrase.
Our political leaders focused too much on campaigns of fear rather than a proactive approach and some of the parties have paid the price because of this.
Being aware of how you communicate with others is vital to your self awareness. It is not simply the words that you use that should be considered but also your body language and tone. Only 7% of any face to face communication is impacted by the words you use. The greatest impact is made by our body language at 55%, while tone makes up the remaining 38%.