Keep Your Communications Honest and “Real”

Communication is the most important tool in your leadership tool box. It determines how people perceive you and how they respond to you. Your success as a leader will be determined by the degree to which you follow the third commandment of leadership:

Communicate with Care and Conviction

One way of doing that is to keep your communication honest and “real.” Avoid the communication extremes of over-dramatization and sugarcoating. Your team members are adults who can handle facts without embellishment. And remember that most people are turned off by what they perceive as unrealistic claims, goals, and promises. Things that seem too good to be true usually are – and your employees know it. When it comes to your communications, be positive and upbeat. Tell it like you see it … just don’t oversell it.

Lead Well … Lead Right,

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