We run into a lot of leaders that are looking to hone their leadership skills, and nothing does more to propel their leadership capabilities as much as solid leadership communication skills. In this post, we’ll take a look at why a leader should look to communicate with influence.
So communication, what’s the deal as a leader? Well, as one of our clients told us, everything in leadership boils down to your ability to communicate effectively. The key word there is effectively! With solid communication skills, everything is possible. Without solid communication skills, everything appears to be a struggle (or is difficult to accomplish). Here are a few benefits as a leader when it comes to communicating with influence:
- Raise visibility
- Increase promotability quotient
- Leverage yourself as a credible source
- Raise your self-image
- Show that you can collaborate/cooperate with others
- Encourage and foster a team atmosphere
Ever look at yourself from these perspectives? If you’re honest and on-target, you probably have. If not, your people (team members, peers, and superiors) do!
What’s the Point? – Effective leadership communication is not an option! You must bring your A-game so that you can hit your target for each and every communication encounter.
If you’d like to find out more about why leaders should communicate with influence, and more importantly the “How to” in order to implement/execute better communication skills as a leader, register for one of our upcoming Communicate with Influence sessions through the Javelin Institute.