LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION.
"Developing excellent communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can't get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even matter."
This quotation by Gilbert Amelio, President and CEO of National Semiconductor Corp. somehow tells us that good communication skills and leadership are related to one another and are vital in a large organization.
Communication, according to Longman Dictionary, is defined as the process by which people exchange information or express their feelings and thoughts. It can also be defined as a process where a message sender intentionally stimulates a desired message in the mind of a receiver. Sometimes, the speaker purpose is to inform, to entertain, to persuade or the combination of all three. Communication is a complex process: although all of us have been communicating with others since our infancy, the process of transmitting information from an individual (or group) to another is a very complex process with many sources of potential error. Rather, leadership, according to Longman Dictionary is defined as the position of being a leader of an organization, group, country and etc.
Communication skills are so important that no matter if you are in the politics, a businessman or the mail clerk, knowing how to communicate well and talk with confidence can get you far in life. Moreover, being able to talk in confidence will improve our communication skills too. What do best leaders have in common? -The ability to select the right words. Obviously in the leadership context, one of the leadership skill upon which everything else depends is the communication skills. To be a great leader, the first and foremost is to be a good communicator. Communication skills are important to all leadership activities, yet not...