What is Communication?

Communication is the ability to convey ideas effectively and identify messages others are attempting to convey.

Someone who is high in this Talent is able to:

  • Explain ideas with clear and concise language
  • Receive and deliver feedback constructively
  • Listen carefully and ask clarifying questions
  • Use and interpret appropriate emotional cues

Communication is composed of the competencies:

  • Explaining Key Concepts with Clarity: Communicating concepts in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner.
  • Listening and Attending to Others: Asking for input, listening, paraphrasing, and responding effectively when communicating with others.
  • Responding to Audience and Showing Empathy:  Effectively using emotional and non-verbal cues to express support and encourage sharing.

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