In this video, learn why communication is so vital, what it means to be proactive as a communicator, the power of candor, different communication channels, and the central importance of listening.
- As a new leader,…you want your communication efforts to be successful.…That means several things.…First, let's think about being proactive…which refers to ways you can help your audience hear you…and make sure you hear them.…What you say matters and how you say it matters too.…For example, think about timing.…Every day, professionals are pressed up against deadlines…and a never-ending list of tasks to be completed.…We're so focused,…we often communicate too little with others.…
Here's a great rule-of-thumb when thinking about…whether or not you're communicating enough…with your team.…When in doubt, reach out.…You don't wanna be a micromanager,…but you do wanna keep people in the loop.…Another great, proactive tactic is to ask questions.…This works equally well one-on-one…or in small group settings.…You can't assume that everybody clearly understands you,…so ask the person a question to help them articulate…what they actually heard.…
This way, you'll build enough comfort in the interaction…to eventually encourage people to speak up on their own.…
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