“ What is the primary job of any leader, from U.S. President to shop foreman? It’s communication. The greater the leadership responsibility, the more the job is a communications job. And because leadership communication is a skill, a set of learned behaviours, it is not inborn. It is developed. As with any behaviour, with more knowledge and practice comes more skill. ”

Dr Michael Hackman , Professor Dept of Communication, University of Colorado
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It is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. Look at the great leaders of the world and you will find them all to be exceptional communicators. They might talk about their ideas in a way which speak to our emotions and aspirations. They realise if their message doesn’t take deep root with the audience then it likely won’t be understood, much less followed.

It is the ability to develop a strong personal and external awareness that separates the truly great communicators from those who muddle through their interactions with others. It is stating the obvious to say that most leaders spend the overwhelming majority of their time each day in some type of an interpersonal situation – but it is true. It is also true that a large number of organisational problems occur as a result of poor communications. Therefore it would seem to follow that leaders need to focus on becoming great communicators.

Effective communication is an essential component of professional success on a number of levels – from interpersonal to organisational. Great communicators are sensitive to all situations, are great listeners and can adapt their messages to the audience and environment with ease. Great leaders understand this.

Simply put, to develop communication skills is to develop leadership skills.

Leadership topics covered include

  • Performance Management and the power of good feedback
  • Planning your work and delegating effectively
  • Motivating others
  • Coaching for high performance
  • Having tough conversations
  • Communicating with impact in a number of situations
  • Building your leadership brand
  • Building and communicating your team identity
  • Interpersonal skills - the messages you really want to give Killer presentations

Of course this list is not exhaustive and we are able to flex and combine topics for the best personal result.

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