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Top : Leadership and Communication - Think of a leader you think highly of, from your own direct experience, or in politics, the corporate world or even sports and you'll find someone with excellent communication skills. Different leaders may communicate differently, but all leaders rely heavily on their ability to communicate to inspire others to get things done, and get the right things done. This section deals with leadership communication.

  • 5 Things Every Communication Plan Should Have By na
    There are many models of strategic communication planning out there. The one I like to use is the one outlined by my friend and mentor Les Potter in his book "The Communication Plan: The Heart of Strategic Communication" available from IABC. I won't get into details of that planning model here. But as I've read and thought about strategic communication plans, I've noticed that successful plans must include these things. (Added: 11-Oct-2011 Hits: 945 )
  • Accountability By n a
    This short article is a powerful lesson introducing personal accountability into your team, group, or organization. Check out this module for holding people accountable. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 1995 )
  • But Where's Your Heart By n a
    Daniel Goleman and his co-authors address the issue of displaying emotions in their vitally important book, "Primal Leadership." Leaders skilled at expressing emotions, says Goleman, are "emotional magnets; people naturally gravitate towards them." He decrees, "Without a healthy dose of heart, a supposed 'leader' may manage - but he does not lead." Read further to learn how powerful a presenter you can be when you learn to identify and share your emotions. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 1657 )
  • Communicating with Credibility By Christine W. Zust
    Credibility. How do you get it? More importantly, how do you keep it? Gaining credibility takes years to achieve, and maintaining it is a lifetime goal for any leader. One wrong move can erase in an instant many years of hard work. Communicating with credibility is an art form, one which you can master by using a few simple guidelines. (Added: 18-Jun-2007 Hits: 1604 )
  • Communicating with Credibility By Christine W. Zust
    Credibility. How do you get it? More importantly, how do you keep it? Gaining credibility takes years to achieve, and maintaining it is a lifetime goal for any leader. One wrong move can erase in an instant many years of hard work. Communicating with credibility is an art form, one which you can master by using a few simple guidelines. (Added: 12-Mar-2007 Hits: 2161 )
  • Communication is Paramount By Jerry M. Bodman
    The art of leadership encompasses many variables; however, this is one constant- communication. To be an effective leader you must be able to communicate your vision, thoughts and ideas in a manner that produces the greatest results. Never has this principle been more evident than in today's society of e-mail, voice mail and the Internet, where information overload is the norm. Step into any modern office and you will find people busily creating documents or communicating electronically trying to stay abreast of technology and deadlines. (Added: 18-Jun-2007 Hits: 1564 )
  • Delivering Tough Feedback By n a
    Here are three actions to take to overcome your reluctance to delivering tough feedback. If you have trouble providing tough feedback these tips will help you. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 1931 )
  • I Hate My Voice On Tape By n a
    Taped feedback is one of the most important communication improvement tools available. And this article can help you overcome your hesitance to use your taped presentations and conversations as tools to become a more dynamic speaker. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 1228 )
  • Leadership Communication - The Essentials By Robert Bacal
    Leadership has as it's corner stone, the ability to communicate. When we use the word communicate, we are referring not only to the words one uses to transfer factual information to others, but also to other "messages" that are sent and received. What might these other messages be? Related to change the leader sends a good number of messages. These are listed below (Added: 25-Apr-2001 Hits: 1539 )
  • Leadership Secrets - The Responsive Manager/Leader By Robert Bacal
    The Responsiveness Paradigm outlined here is applicable at a number of levels. For example, it applies to organizations in general, and the ability of the organization to respond to the needs of customers, staff and other stakeholders (eg. politicians, etc.). It applies to non-supervisory staff, and their ability to respond to the needs of their managers, customers and coworkers. (Added: 29-Jan-2001 Hits: 1219 )
  • Questions As A Leadership Tool By n a
    This is a brief communication discussion that will help you focus on your skills as a questioner. Asking the right questions will help develop your communication skills. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 1740 )
  • Speak For Yourself By n a
    Do all your peers and team members have the same understanding of your vision for your organization? To be sure, check out this article to see if you need to improve your 'speak for yourself' skill. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 1378 )
  • Staying On Track By n a
    'In order to be dynamic when you speak, you have to stay on track. To stay on track you need to filter your words before letting them pour out of your mouth.' If staying on track is a problem for you during communication, this article can help. A few simple hints are presented to help you demonstrate a new direct, concise communicate style. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 1187 )
  • Talk To Be Heard By n a
    Is your leadership communcation style that of talking in absolutes? Find out what this means and you can learn to be a less contentious communicator. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 1075 )
  • The Day I Didn't Become CEO By David Silverman
    Richard Charkin is a Director of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. This publishing company is notable for publishing the Harry Potter series of books, and other equally great books. You won't want to miss his personal memorable lesson learned, early in his career. (Added: 12-Feb-2010 Hits: 1015 )
  • Think Before You Speak By n a
    Thinking before you speak is always a good idea. As a leader you have many opportunities to give adhoc presentations. Take a moment to learn the three tips within so that your next impromptu speech is honest, concise, and clear to your listeners. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 1141 )
  • What Are You Trying To Tell Me? By n a
    Five quick tips for communicating with clarity are presented within this article. Tip # 5 is an especially important 'take-away' for you. It discusses elminating a habit that is one of our pet peeves. See what you think. We can't think of too many leaders who are guilty of this transgression. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 963 )
  • What I Really Think Of You By n a
    Ask often. Ask a varied audience. Be specific. Keep these three actions in mind to prevent being blind-sided by constructive criticism. A couple of tips for preparing for and receiving the feedback are also included. You can contribute to good communication habits between you and your co-workers. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 977 )
  • You Listen To Fast By n a
    This article suggests that leaders who listen too fast are in fact, listening with an agenda. In order to eliminate this poor communcation habit, try making the suggested three mental adjustments during a conversation. Improving your listening skills will improve your overall communication skills. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 985 )
  • Your Data Is Killing Me! By n a
    When dealing with lots of data points, identifying these three elements will help you create a narrative that has impact.: #1. The Want #2. The Obstacle #3. The Resolution. The next time you need people to listen to a slew of data, create a story. They'll be dying to hear what happens next. (Added: 23-Feb-2007 Hits: 978 )


Delivering Bad News (2)
Sometimes leaders have to communicate bad news to employees, boards, clients, etc. Here are some tips to ease the pain of delivering bad news.

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