I’ve been working with Ita Olsen on improving my communication style. One thing is for certain: I don’t have a poker face.
My communication issues are fairly common for women in Corporate America, and my challenges are aggravated by the fact that I never had a strong, senior-level, female mentor in the field of Human Resources who communicated clearly and effectively. It amazes me that I had a thriving, successful career in Human Resources because I wear my heart on my sleeve. When it comes down to the basics, I have two ways of communicating: