3 Easy Ways to Communicate Like a Leader

3 Easy Ways to Communicate Like a Leader

If you want to become a leader in your business or career (who doesn’t?), a lot of it comes down to communication. Even though actions speak louder than words, getting noticed for your fantastic self still does involve getting your point across correctly.  To inspire others and stand out from the crowd, you need to communicate like a leader. We have some easy ways to start – here’s how to communicate like a leader inside and outside the office to boost your success: Listen up The most effective communication tool actually has nothing to do with speaking or word choices. It’s a big misconception that leadership involves talking other’s ears off, so this point is overlooked by most. Studies have shown that listening, the right way, will increase others’ trust in you and allow you to motivate and inspire others. They even found that effective listening accounted for 40% of leadership success. During a long board meeting or speech it’s very easy to “listen” by just being there. But this is no way to actually retain information, and more often than not, people can tell if you’re sitting there with your eyes glazed over while dreaming about a trip to a tropical island. Look no further than active listening – a tool that many point to as the make-or-break factor for communication. By actively listening, you’re not only understanding the information, but you’re letting the person speaking to you know that as well. Some easy ways to start doing this are to repeat back what you’re hearing, to show that you’re listening (like nodding), or to provide feedback. Remember, we’re all goldfish Besides...