According to Forbes Magazine, it is impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator.
I coached Brian, a technical leader who was reaching all the goals at his current job. He wanted to move ahead in the organization, but felt he wasn’t moving forward like he should.
I believed that his quick, not-thought-through responses in person and electronically were holding him back. He didn’t believe me. (Can you imagine that?)
After some discussions with his leader, he learned that his poor communication skills were the reason he was passed over for the GM role. Brian changed his mind about needing to improve his communication skills!
Here’s some communication tips for anyone who wants to move forward in their career:
Brian and I worked together to help him “up” his communication skills. He is much happier with his career progress as a result.
I have created a Systems Thinking ApproachTM to Communications Model. If you’d like to talk more about communications, moving ahead in your career or being a better leader contact me at Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com