Leadership Communication Style Analysis

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Developing Leadership
This Article addresses some of the key points that some studies emphasized on, relevant to leadership communication development. It compiles three different approaches on how to improve leadership communications according to three different environments, military environment, corporate environment, and media environment. Moreover, it answers questions to what communication strategies are associated with effective leadership, and what are some barriers to effective communication that a leader should over come.
Communication Approaches
1 – Military Approach
According to Brent Gleeson, who is a Navy SEAL combat veteran, motivational speaker, leadership coach, and a founder of TakingPoint Leadership, which is a leadership
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She explained that during a survey conducted by Sunny Giles, who is the president of Quantum Leadership Group, 18 communication skills necessary for developing leadership were revealed. But out of those 18 skills, five are considered of utmost importance. These five skills are:
A. Listening: The survey emphasized that listening is the most important skills required of a leader to have. Hearing the message is not necessarily enough, but capturing the significance of a message requires professional listening skills. Listening to a message include sensing for emotions and unusual strong stresses. Listening allows leaders to analyze the message, understand the speaker’s purpose behind the delivery of the message, and recognize possible conflicts if applicable.
B. Complimenting: It’s a misconception to think that people work for only materialistic gains. People usually would like to be eulogized and extolled for their
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Managing meetings: Some strategies that can be followed as part of the planning prior to conducting a meeting. A leader needs to have a complete understanding of the purpose behind the meeting. A leader needs to evaluate the gains and losses incurred from holding a meeting, and the impact generated by those gains and losses on the corporation. Further more a leader needs to be familiar with subordinates personality type and its relation to the meeting slotted time window. For example, if the meeting time window is short, the leader can minimize audience engagement by asking a more “yes” and “no” direct questions, then maybe address the more complicated questions and communicate them via email, this way more feedback and ideas can be communicated on an individual basis. The other advantage of communicating through email is to involve subordinates with extroverted personalities in the discussion
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