Tips for enhancing your leadership communication skills

Here are some effective pointers for enhancing your leadership communication skills:

Become an active listener

Many leaders confuse communicating with the act of talking. But listening is just as important (if not more important) than speaking. Develop the habit of listening intently to the people around you, trying not to interrupt. You will be surprised how much you actually learn by keeping quiet for a while!

Watch your body language

This goes hand-in-hand with being an active listener. As you speak and listen, pay attention to the non-verbal signals you are sending to your audience with your body language. Maintaining eye contact with people you talk to is the first step in improving this communication skill. Likewise, lean forward slightly when someone is speaking to you.

Keep it simple

Perhaps the most important point of them all: don’t sacrifice clarity at the altar of eloquence. If you can communicate something in a few simple words – rather than several – then do it!

These handy tips are designed to help you become a better communicator. If you would like to delve more deeply into how enhanced communication skills can have a positive effect on your business, take a look at our Management Skills Programmes.