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Do you communicate effectively?

Keith Tully Business Consultant at PowerTies Consulting Group, LLC

May 18th, 2015

I read in a recent article published by one of the faculty at the Thayer Leader Development Group (MG Hashem), that "In order to be effective, a leader needs to focus on three elements: mission, people, and teamwork. Communication impacts all of these areas." 

I think he's right in his arguments...what do you think about communication being the most important factor in leadership? What examples come to mind for or against this statement (or entire article) about the tie communication and leadership? 

Please read the full article: http://www.thayerleaderdevelopment.com/blog/2015/communication-the-most-important-key-to-leadership-success

And feel free to comment!

David Doughty Chartered Director, Chief Executive, Chairman, Non-Executive Director, Corporate Governance Expert

May 18th, 2015

An effective leader has to be an effective communicator. Without good communication skills any potential leader will fail because they need to be able to clearly communicate their vision.

Think of any great leader - Churchill, Gandhi, Mandela for example, and you immediately think of their speeches, things that they have said or written.

Greg Sutton CEO at TinyEYE Therapy Services

May 18th, 2015

For me - the #1 thing a leader needs is time to think.

What are your thoughts on that?

Keith Tully Business Consultant at PowerTies Consulting Group, LLC

May 19th, 2015

Leaders don't always have the pleasure of time to think though, right? Communication of a vision can set things in motion to offer the leader more time to think and plan. Perhaps the words that we use are not as important as when we choose to use them...(going back to the great leaders listed above...) Is it leaders' words or the context in which they chose to use them that truly matters? And can you teach that kind of leadership? 

Matheus dos Santos de Almeida Matheus Game developer and entrepreneur

August 18th, 2020

The most challenging aspect in Leadership is dealing with people's different personalities, but their well-being impacts directly on the progress of the project (People). As a Leader you should work FOR the group and teach the individuals to work FOR the group as well (Teamwork), but any unintuitive approach to a situation might cause they to close to you and that's where things get harder. In sum, soft skills are a bless (Communication), if they don't like you, appeal to the unique thing that keeps you together, the group (Mission).