Communication seems to be like any other skill, it can be developed. Perhaps the first step is increased consciousness meaning thinking about it, reflecting on how one thinks, acts and feels when communicating in various situations, be it  for the purpose to reach a decision, share ideas, trying to understand something or just talking to a friend.

In the Bahai Writings, one can find many quotes regarding Consultation. Consultation is more than communication but thinking of the communicative aspect of consultation, can be one starting point on the journey to develop our skill to communicate. Here is a compilation from the Bahai Writings with some study questions that might be of use for those who wants to improve their skill to consultatively communicate. You can download the document here;  Consultative Communication