David Garnier has worked throughout his career to help his clients make the most effective investment and financial decisions as a financial advisor and Portfolio Manager in Nova Scotia. His work has earned him the position of Vice President at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Wood Gundy office. As a leader, he has to effectively manage several teams and their members so they can keep the banking organization running smoothly on behalf of their clients. Here are three keys to effective interpersonal communication he has learned in his career:
- Understanding behavioral styles. As a leader, David Garnier has worked hard in his offices in Nova Scotia to understand his team and their behavior, as well as the reasons behind their behavior. Garnier works hard to understand why his team communicates the way they do.
- Listening. The best way to communicate effectively in a business setting or elsewhere is to listen to understand the messages of others. The leader of a team must be ready to respond to all the team members’ concerns, but first, he or she has to understand what they are, which must be gleaned by listening.
- Criticism is a learning tool. When others criticize you, you can’t always take it personally. Instead, think of criticism, (if it is constructive) as a learning tool, and opportunity to improve in some way. Don’t waste it.
David Garnier Nova Scotia has helped his clients in Nova Scotia make the best investment decisions, in part because of excellent communication with both his clients and his team members.