Assuming you took the time to evaluate your own communication style, you are aware of what is working and what is not working for you personally.
The opportunity in improving communication
Let me ask you a straight question: Can you see how much more you can achieve when you improve your communication? If you do not, you may be totally satisfied with the alignment of your team’s results to your expectations. Great. However, if instead you see an endless opportunity of growth, I guess you are ready to take the next step and work on improving those “skills.”
What does it mean to really improve your communication?
It’s important to understand that improving your communication requires more than replacing words or infusing sentences. It is also about challenging your thoughts so what you say comes across genuinely. For example, if you are acknowledging others, but you really don’t think that what they’ve done warrants strong words of praise, don’t use any. Anyone listening will know you are being less than genuine.
In order to find out who the real you is, I’d like to invite you to take a look into one-on-one coaching. Here, you can personally take steps to reshape how your leadership comes across to people around you in a way that is unique to you. It can help you specifically addresses what’s standing in the way of you being clear in your communication and true to your nature.
Communication mastery is not about speaking in front of a lot of people and informing them of the business goals. It is about: your ability to listen to others, identifying what matters to them, and articulating face to face, through media, or other tools (even via email) in an impactful way that will align your team with the business objectives.
No one is born a master. However, we all have that potential within us. It is up to you to decide if the rewards of effective communication are worthwhile and then make the effort to invest in yourself and those who work with you.
Call us at (732) 385-1522 to set up an appointment to see how your coaches can help you become a master communicator.