Team & Leadership development

Francis Becks Consulting

Francis Becks is a strategy and leadership development firm based in the Greater Toronto Area. We bring a strengths-focused approach to developing leaders, restructuring businesses and coaching teams to their full potential.

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground is sometimes simple, sometimes difficult, but it can always be accomplished with determination and commitment.

It starts with this:

 

•listen

•ask questions

•humility: I will think of myself less and others more

•adaptability: I will move from my world to theirs


Barriers for finding common ground:

a. assumptions

b. arrogance

c. control:

“I don’t want others to know what I think/care about/feel.”

d. Indifference

And finally, from one of my all-time favourite leaders:

“If you talk to a man in the language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

-Nelson Mandela