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Leadership Communication Tips

We’ve all had bad bosses who had lousy people skills, so we definitely know what not to do. But, what do great leaders do to communicate? How can you win friends and influence people to get the job done? Here are some leadership communication tips from my interviews with leaders from my books:

• Speak plainly, keep it simple, and say exactly what you mean.

• You don’t have to slam your fist on the table. You don’t have to swear. But, you can

say you are disappointed—and you should.

• “Because I said so” does not win leadership points.

• Pay attention to your people and don’t cut them off with questions or by giving your

opinion before they tell you the information that they have that might help you make

the right decision.

• Develop the win-win mind-set. Always remember your ultimate objective, and get to

that without having to prevail in a conflict.

• Break down the intimidation to get the truth from your people.

• You are never too high up to ask for help. Actually, you are a fool if you don’t.

• If people want to offer advice, listen to it.

• Put yourself in the shoes of your people and figure out what is on their minds.

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