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Leadership Dictates Effective Communication at Work

Office Politics: A Rise to the Top

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Your leadership style paves the way for effective communication in the workplace. Communication is a basic facet of everyday life. An ability to effectively communicate via an array of mediums is a necessity in today's hyper-connected world. Unfortunately, people are losing touch with basic social interaction as digital communication becomes more prevalent. A guest post from Parkland Chamber gives us five benefits of great workplace communication.

Communication is central to all aspects of life. It’s a critical skill for maintaining your personal as well as professional relationships. With the encroaching social isolationism of the digital age, it’s more important than ever for businesses to actively promote and foster healthy communication in the workplace.

The Internet has changed the way we interact as a species. As a direct result of this transition, more and more graduates are entering the workforce with malformed sets of social skills. Like it or not, it’s your job to teach the skills that people used to learn in school. Helping promote open and honest communication within your workforce will create a rock solid foundation for all of your company’s operations.

More at Top Five Benefits of Effective Communication in the Workplace

Effective Communication is a true benefit to any endeavor you undertake. Ensuring that you can effectively communicate your thoughts, ideas, and feelings to others is of utmost importance to maximizing your chance of success in all aspects of your life. Workplace interactions benefit from communication by increasing connectivity and enhancing relationships that allow for efficient workflow. See if you and your workplace are benefiting from these and if you can enhance your work. Enhance your leadership to get the most effective communication at work. 

 

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Leadership Must Build Trust in its Team

Harry Potter wants you to join him in helping raise $700 billion so the U.S. banks can remain open

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It is important that leadership build trust in their teams for a great working relationship. Trust is a difficult proposition in dire financial times. An ability to trust your team or your coworker is fundamental to success however. A trust survey conducted in 2009 reports that companies with the most trust in each other enjoyed the highest profit margins. Trust is a major driver of your business and you should do everything you can to build trust in and amongst your team. Andy Atkins writes for Fast Company about how leaders build trust to drive results.

Trust is a necessary component of successful leadership–leaders need trust in order to drive business results. Yet trust in business has been eroding for some time. Judging by many employee engagement scores, employees have been disengaging for at least a decade.

But there are important hopeful indicators–and some tangible, highly effective steps for building trust that leaders can take now.

…More at How Leaders Build Trust | Fast Company

He points to three specific solutions that will help build trust amongst your team to ignite their cooperation and nurture their trust in each other. Trust is based on performance and reliability so in order for your team to trust each other they must have a good working relationship where they work in sync and have the knowledge that they can count on their teammates to achieve results. Building trust in your team today is a win for team members, leadership, and the organization as a whole. What are you doing to build trust in your team today?

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