This says it all really…Lynne Cazaly‘s illustration showcases brilliantly Simon Sinek‘s ‘Start With Why’ ideas on organisation development.
Business owners and key executives create their company culture – and that culture drives their organisation’s results. If you are a leader who is not getting the results you want, it’s important to make an honest evaluation of your communications skills. Some cultures are created by default, passively letting people act autonomously based upon their individual preferences. The leaders are either unaware of what they are creating, aware but in… read more →
One of the many aspects of leadership, implementing a successful change management strategy, is a vital part of any successful leadership team strategy.
Communication skills are critical to being an effective leader, but they are seldom the reason people are promoted to leadership positions. Even the most personable and engaging leaders can benefit from knowing more about how to strategically use communications to advance their ideas or align their people around a common goal and drive them to action on behalf of the business. In our work with different organisations, we’ve found it’s… read more →
We came across this recent article by Jose-Pedro Martinez at Blue Steps on implementing successful change management through communication and which is worth posting: Have you ever been a part of a company’s failed attempt to boost quality, merge with another company, restructure the business or improve company culture? Chances are that as an executive leader, you have experienced this. As one of the many aspects of leadership, implementing a… read more →
Being an effective communicator is a crucial leadership skill. An entire group, company or organisation will rise or fall to the communication standards of its leaders. A 2009 study by Siemens Communications and SIS International Research found that a company with 100 employees loses an average of 17 hours per week addressing inefficient communication, which could cost the company up to $525,000 every year. Leaders spend a good portion of… read more →
Our executive coaching work often involves helping leaders to improve their leadership communication skills. Some senior executives are hesitant or even reluctant to speak up when they are in business meetings unless they are running the meeting or the topic is in their area of expertise. The common reasons can range from “I agree, so why say anything” to “I’m not one of those people who just like to hear… read more →
No one ever becomes a successful leader without first becoming a successful communicator. Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Great communicators are intentional about it, and there are secrets they rely on to deliver a powerful message. Put these ten tips to work in your communication and watch your influence soar:… read more →
Why does communicating clearly matter? The success of any leader in working with and influencing those around them depends on how good their interpersonal skills are. If a leader is able to form a connection with the people he or she interacts with – through gestures, through communication style – the easier the task of leadership becomes. The most successful leaders not only possess an aura of authority, but also… read more →
Communication is the key to good leadership – this is a topic we visit frequently in our blog posts at Leaders Lab. It’s vital as a leader to communicate your company’s vision. Without this, how can you expect your senior managers and your colleagues to perform to the best of their ability? Without this, leadership conversations simply boil down to just giving instructions and orders. There are many types of… read more →