If you want your team to listen to what you have to say - whether that's during a conversation, in a meeting, on the phone, or around the office - check your ego.
- Is your tendancy to try to be right or to say that you know it already?
- Do you get frustrated when people don't agree with your opinion?
- Do you like to have the last word?
Take a moment and consider that. If you answered yes to any of those questions, consider why that is. Listening and really hearing others with an open mind builds trust.