Communication is not merely the exchange of information but is an art which is well-used in contemporary World to pave in the way for inspiration and success. So what is it that aspiring managers to Directors use as weapon in order to rule the business rudiments? Of-course it is technological novelty, core promotion or perceptive scheduling and the likes of it but along with these, there is a subtle hint of a strong thread that ties all these utilities together and is probably the most indispensable key to leadership skills – Communication, which evidently ‘works for those who work at it’.
Supporting the claim with the best example in hand makes me think of Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau who is considered more of a ‘person’ than a typical politician because of his renewed approach and charisma. His candor and a clear connection with the public is what helped him outperform his predecessor. He is deliberated as one of the most sought after leaders in modern times with a vibrant approach and great communication skills following President Obama. These are examples that show how great leaders have used communication skills to modify dogmatic politics in the direction of hope and change.
So be it leadership positions in Business, Politics or Society, communication helps in forming the base to success in many ways.
Forming a base for healthy relationships
A manager’s role is not only to order or disseminate information to their subordinates if and when required. There is a difference between making people work ‘under’ you and making people work ‘for’ you. The former might prove one as a potential authoritative personality but the latter is the true essence of a good leader. To make that possible it is essential to institute a constructive relationship with clients, colleagues and even subordinates. This not only makes one know their employee well but also makes them feel important.
Easy solution to problems
Free or informal communication to an extent makes leaders approachable. Employees look up to leaders who show interest in them and thus, they tend to respond to their respective leaders in the direction the latter wants. An informal conversation with one’s seniors can break the ice and help in collective approach towards a problem.
Contributes to professional image
One’s professional image symbolizes their level of proficiency and commitment in a World which is continually observing behavioral tendencies. Although it is impossible to match up to everyone’s set of standards yet communication with key constituents can be a wonderful way in projecting a desirable professional image; an image of grit and confidence that not only enthuses other employees but also which has the ability to command an esteem from other workers.
Leaders are also human beings and “to err is to human”. An organization can only run well when its leaders are sensitized or aware of their weaknesses too. A proper feedback system helps making them aware of how and where efforts need to be put. This is only feasible when the employees feel comfortable about notifying their feedbacks. A leader is nothing without his team. Hence, for an united entity there should be free flow of expressions and transparent communication.
Therefore to grow as a leader one should be inclined towards learning to be an effective and absorbing communicator. The motto is to promote good values, motivate the workers, inspire them and work for their common objective using clear communication because no matter how efficient or tactful a person is, he/she becomes a good leader only when they have the ability to hold a team together for better performance.