Think HBR

How are you communicating to your staff?

Paul Siderovski
SiDCOR Chartered Accountants
Staff will mirror how you communicate to them. Are you coming from a place of fear or from a place of responsibility?
I have found in business this is the game changer in any organisation. The CONTEXT of the communication is important, from leaders through to employees.
What is the context of communication? Everyday communication has context. For example, if you don’t trust someone, then you communicate with them differently to someone you do trust. You will communicate with the person whom you trust to complete a task, rather than the person you don’t trust to complete it. The catch is, if the leader of a business communicate from a place of fear, then this will have a flow-on effect in the business.
Ask yourself:
• How do I show up each day?
• Am I aware of how I communicate?
• Do I constantly blame and judge my team?
If you answered negatively, then chances are you’re
communicating from a place of fear.
What should you do to change this behaviour? BE AWARE. Catch yourself as you’re doing it and make a change. By improving your communication you will get more out of your team and therefore your business.
For further information contact SiDCOR on 1300 743 267, email or visit
Paul Siderovski2 Paul Siderovski

The founder and Managing Director of SiDCOR Chartered Accountants, has 21 years experience since starting as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1995. Paul started Newcastle-based SiDCOR in 2002. Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Taxation Institute of Australia as well as the National Tax and Accountants Association.