The Center for Creative Leadership conducted a seminar discussing the importance of effective communication within the workplace. During this seminar the instructor listed five key steps to building communication skills.
- Communicate relentlessly.
- Simplify and be direct.
- Listen and encourage input.
- Illustrate through stories.
- Affirm with actions.
Effective communication is not a slurry of words strewn about in effort to gain reactions from those around the board room table. Effective communication is thoughtful, deliberate, and can be emotive when necessary.
Proverbs 29:20 says, “Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
Communicating in haste will only lead to rework, redo’s and necessary apologies. The five communication skills will help to improve goal execution.