The Language of Leadership: Communication

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Man is a social animal and communication is something that comes naturally to us. The first thing that we are taught to do after being born is to talk. Our survival, in many ways, depends on it. How well we are able to express what we have to say plays a vital role in addressing matters of importance and establishing connections.

More often than not, we find ourselves stuck in compelling situations of decision making and problem solving, many of which seem to be a struggle. The question is, how exactly do we end up facing this struggle?

The problems that we face in regards to our personal and professional lives are almost always due to major ineffective communication. We all have our ideas, opinions and messages, but unless and until they are enunciated with confidence, there is little scope for them to be understood. Facial expressions, body language and hand movements are all contributing factors.

American Author and entrepreneur Tony Robbins, says, “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” When we are accepting of the fact that diversities exist, we become naturally habituated to think in a way that empowers everyone around us.

One effective part of communication we often fail to recognize is that talking and listening go hand in hand. The more you listen to what others have to say, the more you are able to communicate back effectively, which makes the process in both personal and business settings more productive and also enriches our relationships.

Communicating effectively in diverse environments not only eases the process but also gives way to empowering others through the way we spread our message. It is an art that signifies leadership and being able to execute it proficiently only means that we are able to move forward. To speak minds potently in positive ways is to empower, and empowering others is how leaders are made.

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