Being a change agent is no easy business. One of the challenges is getting people to listen to what you have to say.
Now I’ve met many people who have bemoaned the fact that others don’t listen to them. It’s true there are some terrible listeners in the world, but if it’s always happening to you, maybe it’s time to consider the possibility that others aren’t the problem.
This article spells out seven specific things you can do to increase the odds of being heard by your coworkers. The one I’m going to work hard to remember is “Cut to the chase.” I can get a little long-winded when wound up.