Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Communicating Effectively is the Job of a Leader

Leaders set the pace and the standard for how everyone else should communicate. 

In studying human communication and how genders communicate, there is a wide variety of things to consider. For example, you have heard people say that men/women communicate differently. And you have certainly experienced those literal communicators and those indirect communicators.

Direct communication happens when a speaker's true intentions are communicated in his/her verbal message. It expresses the speaker's/sender's needs and desires explicitly. Indirect communication happens when a speaker's true intentions are hidden.

When you mix up gender and communication types, there can be a lot of miscommunication between parties. Then when you mix in generational factors, communication can get just downright messy. 

As a leader, having good communication skills is all about being able to convey information to people clearly and simply, in a way that means things are understood and get done. It's about transmitting and receiving messages clearly, and being able to read your audience.

Good communication skills are essential to allow others and yourself to understand information more accurately and quickly. In contrast, poor communication skills lead to frequent misunderstanding and frustration.

A leader must master the ability to understand and manage  emotions so as to communicate effectively, avoid stress, overcome challenges and empathize with others.

Have you ever heard someone say, “Oh I said the wrong thing?”. That happens to us all. Good communication is much more than saying the right thing; it is about communicating messages clearly and concisely.

The right words aren’t alway the magic to solid communication. You can say the right thing but in the wrong tone and everything can go haywire. In any type of communication, make sure that you set the right tone. A friendly tone will always encourage others to communicate with you.

Good communication takes practice. This is why it is important to be around others and master the skill.

Your followers, customers, clients and tribe (along with your friends and family) will appreciate your effort towards mastery. 



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