Good Communication Skills Leads to be a Successful Business Leader
By Padmashri Kadam Creative Content Writer
Clear and effective communication is among the most vital qualities of a strong, and successful leader. Good communication skills enable them to build trust and respect among their followers and peers while fostering environments where creative ideas and problem-solving flourish with better understanding.
This can be better understood with a story below:
‘Tickle Me Elmo' is a children's toy that starts laughing when tickled under the arm. Legend has a new employee that is hired at the Tickle Me Elmo factory and she duly reports for her first day's induction training, before being allocated a job on the production line.
The next day, an excited assembly line foreman visits the personnel manager who is not pleased with the performance of the recruit. The foreman explains that she is extremely slow causing the entire line to back up, delaying the whole production schedule. The personnel manager along with him proceeds to the factory floor to find the issue.
On the arrival, they see that the line is badly backed up; there are dozens of ‘Tickle Me Elmos’ strewn all over the factory floor, still piling up. Virtually buried in a heap of toys the new employee is seen focused on her work. Besides her, she has a roll of red plush fabric and a bag of marbles. The two men were amazed to watch as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it around a pair of marbles, and carefully begins to sew the little package between Elmo's legs.
Watching this, the personnel manager begins to laugh as he approaches the trainee. "I'm sorry," he says to her, unable to disguise his amusement, "I think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you yesterday.... Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles."
Conversely, poor communication results in organizational chaos and a lack of true leadership. It also leads to poor relationships with employees and peers, resentment, and perhaps even the loss of your position. It not only harms the organization but also your future progress.
Here are some tips to follow to be a Successful Business Leader:
Avoid Lack of Clarity
A lack of clarity can lead to unclear messages that will frustrate you, your employees, and your organization. Rather, make sure to communicate organizational goals to your employees and be clear about what you are trying to say. Don’t ever leave anyone hanging.
No Office Bullying
Using harsh words to belittle, threaten, intimidate, and micromanage employees creates a hostile work environment and destroys your leadership potential. Words have power and using them for ill builds an unhealthy organizational environment.
Strictly avoid Lying and Stealing Credit
A strong, effective leader with good communication skills will take time to appreciate the work their employees have done and give them credit. Unfortunately, there are too many poor leaders who are happy to steal the glory and keep it all for themselves. To achieve your true leadership potential, be honest and give credit to others where credit is due.
Don’t give Untimely Information
Don’t wait until the last minute to tell your employees of deadlines or provide them with other important information to perform their jobs or fulfill roles and responsibilities. Your employees need time to prepare for assignments and deadlines - failing can lead to anger and stress.
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