Great leaders have superior connection skills. They are great communicators! What must we do to become great communicators?
When I coach leaders, I send them a brief note to help them become stronger, more engaged communicators. I share some of these ideas with you in hopes you share them with your team.
If you feel inspired by these ideas, write a few of your own to share with your teams. Make them part of your own leadership brand.
When a team member says something powerful, capture it in writing and share with your team. It lets people know you’re listening! There is nothing more powerful to a person than knowing they are heard and respected.
Great communicators understand the difference between management and leadership.
Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. Steve Jobs
Great communicators can go from influence to impact in an instant!
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. Mark Twain
Great communicators understand the power of trust to create more powerful, lasting partnerships.
Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. Stephen Covey
Great communicators engage and empower others sharing their lives through words, emotions, and stories.
Successful entrepreneurs help create a culture where individual strengths, gifts, and life experiences are embraced to build an extraordinary organization. Tripp Braden
Great communicators are extraordinary listeners.
Great listeners are often terrific at uncovering and putting in place strategies and plans that have a big impact, being able to provide encouragement to aspiring business leaders has been invaluable because those conversations spark his ideas, too. Richard Branson
Great communicators seize new opportunities for growth and profits.
Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble. Warren Buffett
Great communicators know how to teach and share ideas with others.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. Bill Gates
Great communicators get their people to act! Today!
Speed is a competitive advantage. We see many new ideas every day. It’s overwhelming! It’s critical to for leaders to learn how to share critical information with key people so it can be acted on immediately. Tripp Braden
Let me know which ideas inspire your communications! See you next week.