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If You Can’t Communicate, How Can You Lead?!

May 20, 2016

Face it…If you can’t communicate, you can’t lead!

Rich Drinon Leadership Communication

12History and evolution suggest a leader’s most important ally is his or her verbal skill. More specifically, success depends on your ability to persuade others to follow and collaborate in pursuit of a worthwhile objective.  The leader’s greatest asset is credibility – based on trust, reputation and experience.   With communication and credibility combined, plus some added confidence, you are positioned for effective leadership.

These are a few of the larger areas in which you must develop verbal skill as a leader:

Cultivating Relationships

Being able to connect, build rapport, relate to and cultivate relationships comes easily for some – but not for all.  Many developing leaders have to learn to communicate with different types of people, including those that are more direct, spontaneous, considerate or logical.  Speaking in these four primary voices, to connect with the personality types who most often use them, is a great place to start.

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