Effective
Communication Skills
Getting Your Message Across

This section in Effective Communication Skills teaches you the importance of communication in leadership and how you can hone your communication skills to better lead your team.

Communication is the key to life.

Why do I say that?

It is communication that brings life into relationships. When you communicate a lot with a particular person, like your wife or daughter, you’ll find that you grow closer to the person.

But if you cut off your communication with them, you’ll find that as time goes by, you feel more distant from them, and you realize that you need to ‘rebuild’ the relationships.

For the ladies, it might be more evident,” Oh, so sorry I didn’t catch up with you for so long now, how have you been?”

Conversations start off with this when there had been lack of communication. But if two people have been talking to each other at an intimate level, we would expect them to go into the deep issues of life quickly.

Have you ever wondered why was it so?

Relationships need investing in. And that investment comes though communication, be it sharing a thought or listening to feedback.

Like any investment, you need to take care of your relationships, and that is done through constant and proper communication.

In the context of leadership, you need to constantly communicate with your followers through various means. This is because your relationship with your followers is the foundation of your leadership over their lives.

A lack of communication leads to a breakdown in relationship which leads to a loss of leadership.

That is why if you want to make any organization work, communication is key. How information and feedback is passed around matters because information affects the way people act and behave.

In this section, I will talk about several issues with regards to communication when you are in a leadership position.

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Being Present
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The Power of Stories
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How to resolve conflicts well
Conflicts are a common sight in most organizations. While it's never pleasant to have conflicts, but sometimes it happens where people have misunderstandings or differing opinions; learn how you can manage conflicts well

Keeping that smile on your face!
“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.” Understand why it is so important to hang a smile on your face everyday.

Building Trust, the Foundation of Relationships
Trust is the foundation of relationships. Learn how you can build lasting trust between you and your followers that will help your organization a better place to be in.

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