When working with new leaders, I emphasize the importance that communication skills will have on their future success. One way I do this is to have them make a list of their most important daily tasks. Next, we identify which items on the list depend on effective communication.
Need a place to start? Try these 5 communication skills outlined in this article.
If I could slip one more into the top skills list, I’d add communicating purpose/meaning. People tend to be a whole lot more productive when they have a compelling reason for doing so.