What turns you on?
PEOPLE, PERFORMANCE OR PROCESS?
Do you have a natural inclination to be drawn to one of these three options?
Are you one who is accommodating and generally fueled by the interests of people?
Or, is it the outcome and in particular the performance that draws your attention?
Then there is process, are you more interested in how things work or come together?
I'm a performance person. Today I set me kids a challenge chart and they are busy building a boat at the moment. They've decided to make it a competition which excites me even more!
Whether you are a people, performance or a process driven person, you've got to understand that your communication preference doesn't work for others if you're driven by different motives. Fortunately, my two kids are excited with most challenges, so I talk in the 'performance' language - my native tongue!
With the constant change in our lives, we must be multi-lingual to ensure we maintain our relationships rather than mismanage them. Many folks are bi-lingual, they have two preference e.g. people & performance or process & people. This is more complex to interpret and many play the guessing game rather than get smart with their communications.
If you don't know the motivation language of your team or anyone who you have a vested interest in - then we need to talk ... now!