Respect Effective Communicator

 

Effective communication has three qualities: clarity, simplicity, and brevity. Kraemer believes that communication is one area where most leaders could use improvement. Communication is certainly important, but more communication does not necessarily result in more effective communication. On the other hand, some leaders believe that employees only need a brief explanation of a task and may simply send an email or voicemail. Yet, taking time to communicate completely dramatically increases the likelihood that assignments will be completed in a satisfactory way. Leaders should never be too busy to communicate.

If an issue is ongoing, leaders may feel that they have communicated about it enough. In reality, people should always be reminded of issues that remain high priority for the organization. Kraemer recommends using a military technique called “back briefing” to guarantee that a message has been communicated clearly to an employee. With this approach, the leader gives an assignment to an employee, then the leader asks the employee how they will approach the task.

Another communication problem that leaders often encounter is communicating frequently when times are going well, but ceasing communication when a problem arises. Kraemer recommends telling employees immediately what leaders know about an issue and how soon information will be available about the unknowns. When leaders fail to communicate during a crisis, problems are always perceived to be worse than they really are. Kraemer’s rule is that his team should know everything that he knows.

Although many view communication as what is conveyed verbally, other contributors to effective communication are trustworthiness, being a good listener, and relating to every team member. When leaders are open and honest, they are more likely to be perceived as credible and trustworthy. Experts suggest that 90 percent of effective communication is listening. Yet many people who do not have self-confidence (one of the key principles of values-based leadership) find listening difficult. The higher up the corporate ladder a leader progresses, the more important it becomes to relate to team members. Relating to employees is especially important in global companies, where people come from different cultures and often have different communication practices.

35 Comments

  1. I usually had trouble in initiating a conversation. This post has helped me to get out of my comfort zone and communicate with people more.

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  2. This article describes effective communication in the best way possible. We need to focus on communicating what is important in the best way possible as it forms our self image and our image in front of the society.

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    1. For a person who’s an extreme introvert, this was really helpful! A lot of information.
      Effective communication plays a very huge role in conveying your ideas , thoughts etc.

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  3. Effective communication is indeed very crucial for the efficient working of a team as a whole to achieve its desired goal.

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  4. Innovative ideas without effective communication is like a dart without an aim.
    What’s the point of having an intelligent idea or learning if we can’t share it with the world?!
    Thanks for the article,found it really useful.

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  5. This is a very informative article. There is information Not only for a leader but also for a member of any kind of group. Team work is what we were taught about today so this was quit relatable.

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  6. This writing so we’ll depicts the requirement of having an Effective Communication that lacks most of the times in our daily lives. We go on chattering about various useless or less important things on the verge of turning a blind eye to the ones which really need to be discussed!! The article rightly brings out the point that listening more does lead to a more effective conversation. The more better listener you are, a better judge you become!

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  7. After reading this article I get know that how much important to interact to each other, communication skill is really important in leadership,it important to interact with ur group members to know there views.

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  8. I believe effective communication skills is an art, an art worth mastering and worth making our superpower. They play a key role in possessing excellent interpersonal communication skills and is supposed to be a well balanced mix of how we want ourselves to be perceived by others, how do we represent us to be perceived and finally how do people perceive us in the end.

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  9. Effective communication is connect with your follower and represent your ideology. And to say about you purpose what you want to say .Be simple and to the point.
    This blog help me to understand effective communication more clearly

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  10. This article has all the characteristics of good communication, it has simplicity, clarity as well as brevity! Good communication skills are indeed one of the most important features of a great leader and I’m sure that with PRISM’s help I would be able to improve my communication skills as well.

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  11. Being a student, I didn’t think that this article would be relevant for me currently. But after reading it, I realised that these leadership skills are not only important for higher level employees of a company, but also apply during simple group projects where I might want to put my ideas forward!

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  12. the article is very right about communication until n unless we don’t have proper communication their will be lack of understanding and more of confusion. communication is the best way to resolve issues and have a proper view about the going on situation and that is how a person can really understand what is needed to be done .

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  13. Effective communication in one way of presenting your confidence and potentials in your work and tasks given. The briefer, simpler and clearer it is; the better we will be at reaching to the person we are communicating to. To understand and sense of what and how much to say in situation varying is very important as that defines ones awareness and responsibility. An effective communication is what will make one come out of a crisis beautifully with grace. Knowing the importance of communicating both by listening and saying is important as that supplies the most transparent picture of a situation. Thereby now guess I know how communication can be made effective by listening and delivering the right content.

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  14. I couldn’t connect with people in an open space and had trouble initiating a conversation. This post has helped get out of my bubble and know a lot more people and communicate with them.

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