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.

  1. Communicate relentlessly.
  2. Simplify and be direct.
  3. Listen and encourage input.
  4. Illustrate through stories.
  5. 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.