Tag: communication style

The Four Leadership Styles

Skillful leadership requires many things. Among them is being aware of your own leadership style – and how it affects other people. Knowing your style, and adjusting it to fit the needs of the situation, helps build trust. This tool describes the four leadership styles in detail. Don’t have time to read the blog? Download the …

Four Effective Communication Skills

The art of communicating authentically is a learned skill. It takes coaching and practice to do it well. Communicating authentically means being honest, open and thoughtful in what you say – and in how you listen and respond to what you hear. This tool describes four effective communication skills that will help leaders communicate authentically. …

How Understanding Communication Styles Can Benefit You

How can understanding communication styles benefit you? If you’re like me, you work with groups of people all the time. Maybe you’re a manager; maybe you’re involved in a volunteer group; maybe you’re part of a sales team or a product development team. The reality is, most everyone works with at least one group or …

Obama Finds His Straight Talk® Mojo?

Watching President Obama in the first months following the election, I’m impressed by how much more confident and clear he is in his communication. Without question, the election cycle helped him rediscover his voice. He was decisive and bold this week, for example, in explaining his strategies to reduce gun violence. Perhaps he took a …