Successful leaders become that way by being effective communicators. How often do you hear about a leader that was effective that was uncommunicative to their supporting staff or team?
Greg Savage outlined some of the golden rules of communication for leaders, a couple of which I will share my thoughts on.
5. Use informal and formal channels
Great leaders will know how to get the point across both directly and indirectly. Whether an official meeting takes place or an informal meeting over coffee and drinks, great leaders can communicate in any setting, no matter the level of formality
8. When possible speak, don’t email
People who hide behind email as a way to get a point across don’t have the courage or integrity to do or say the right thing, in many cases. If you see a person regularly, make it a point to share really good (or really bad) news face to face or via phone.
Be an effective leader by working on improving your communication today.