Boost Your Leadership Communication Skills In 5 Minutes or Less

Effective communication is the cornerstone of exceptional leadership. Surprisingly, a study by Salesforce found that 86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures. For leaders, the ability to convey ideas clearly and inspire action is paramount. Yet, not every leader has the luxury of time to refine these skills extensively.

As an executive leadership coach, I often work with clients to hone this very skill and here are concise, impactful strategies to enhance your leadership communication swiftly and effectively.

Embrace Brevity: Time is precious. Learn to convey your message concisely. This respect for brevity ensures that your essential points are delivered with clarity and without dilution.

Listen Actively: Great communication starts with listening. Dedicate a few minutes daily to practice active listening. This commitment can transform how you engage with your team.

Use Powerful Questions: Questions can be powerful tools. They guide thinking and elicit information. Incorporate thought-provoking questions into your dialogues to foster deeper insights.

Provide Clear Direction: A leader’s instructions must be unambiguous. Give directions that are both understandable and actionable to motivate your team toward common goals.

Follow Up with Empathy: Empathy strengthens connections. A brief, empathetic follow-up after important conversations shows you value your team’s contributions and well-being.

Even with just five minutes a day, these strategies can significantly elevate your communication skills, leading to more cohesive and motivated teams.

Lead From Within: In leadership, the art of communication is not just in sharing your vision but ensuring it resonates, motivates, and leads to action.

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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

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    09. Jul, 2024

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