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How to Communicate Like a Leader and Get Results

“Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.” – Jim Rohn.

Communication is the backbone of effective leadership. It’s not just about conveying information; it’s about inspiring, motivating, and driving results. Great leaders understand that how they communicate can make or break their ability to lead their teams to success.

Many managers focus on the content of their communication, often overlooking the importance of delivery and engagement. They might overload their team with information, use unclear or overly complex language, and fail to listen actively. However, effective communication is about clarity, connection, and influence.

What Managers Often Do:

  • Overwhelm their team with too much information.
  • Use jargon or complex language that confuses rather than clarifies.
  • Focus on talking rather than listening and engaging.

These practices can lead to misunderstandings, disengagement, and poor performance. So, how can you communicate like a leader and get results?

A Better Way:

  1. Be Clear and Concise: Use simple, straightforward language. Avoid jargon and get to the point quickly to ensure your message is understood.
  2. Engage Your Audience: Make your communication interactive. Ask questions, invite feedback, and involve your team in the conversation.
  3. Show Empathy and Understanding: Acknowledge your team’s feelings and perspectives. Show that you care about their thoughts and concerns.
  4. Use Storytelling: Share stories that illustrate your points and make your message more relatable and memorable.
  5. Listen Actively: Pay attention to what your team is saying. Show that you value their input by listening carefully and responding thoughtfully.

Today, take a moment to reflect on your communication style. Identify one area where you can improve and practice it in your next interaction. Focus on being clear, engaging, and empathetic. Listen actively and involve your team in the conversation.

Remember, great leaders communicate not just to inform, but to inspire and drive action. By improving your communication skills, you can lead your team more effectively and achieve better results.

Best,

Jef Menguin

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