Communicating more effectively tops the list of organizational development needs year after year. It is emphasized and highlighted in feedback from every employee survey, leadership workshop, and management training session. Whenever managers or management consultants confer, they discuss the need for more effective communications, but then what? The how, why, when, what, and where are left to be dealt with later and usually by short term, unsustained and shallow efforts. You can’t significantly improve your communications skill with one quick-hitting lecture or book, or even a longer term curricula, it needs to be a long term self-motivated pursuit.