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Communications Skills

Updated 04/07/2017


    Effective leadership requires effective communications.
    
    It is a balance of minimal but high impact words yet
    well understood words that grab attention without
    threatening that capture the imagination yet keep
    things real yet communicate empowerment without
    creating the sense of blank independent authority.

    Now you understand why we communicate so bad.    

     The articles below offer greater insight to enhance your communications.



     10 Ways to Improve Your Communications Skills  |  Lifehacker.com, Melanie Pinola                    06/14/2014
     Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—
     yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to have better
     conversations in your social life or get your ideas across better at work, here are
     some essential tips for learning to communicate more effectively.

     How to Reduce Your Words and Increase Your Impact  |  Linkedin, Lisa Earle McLeon             03/21/2017
     Have you ever experienced death by PowerPoint? How about your boss asking
     you to read the endless business plan? 
We’ve all been there. A well-intentioned
     person puts pen to paper, or hands to keyboard, and they cram everything they
     know into a document. Their intention is to share important information, but too
     much information is almost as bad as too little

     It sounds so simple: say what you mean. But all too often, what we try to
     communicate gets lost in translation despite our best intentions. We say
     one thing, the other person hears something else, and misunderstandings,
     frustration, and conflicts ensue.

     List of Communication Skills for Resumes  |  TheBalance, Alison Doyle                                             02/14/2017
       Regardless of the job you're applying for, employers will expect you to have
     excellent written and verbal communication skills. Depending on the position,
     you will need to be able to communicate effectively with employees, managers,
     and customers in-person, online, in writing, and on the phone. 

      Requirements for Effective Communication  |  Linkedin Learning, Leigh Richards  
      Effective communication is an important element of business for businesspeople
     in any industry, any location or of any size. Today's business communicators are
     both blessed and cursed by an ever-expanding array of communication options
     to choose from. Despite the new tools, the challenges of effective communication
     remain the same. Effective communication requires a solid understanding of the
     audience, the ability to convey information clearly and convincingly, the ability to
     listen and openness to constructive feedback.

                                                       |  Chron, Melanie J Martin              
     Communication is one of the most important aspects of management. Without
     strong communication, employees won't even understand what the manager
     wants them to accomplish. Effective communication also helps employees to
     value their jobs more by minimizing conflicts and letting each employee feel heard.





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