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Communication Is An Essential Skill For Effective Leadership

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Communication is an essential skill for effective leadership. It is a skill that many leaders possess but might not know how to effectively use in the workplace. They may not be skilled in dealing with a diverse group of employees in terms of age, and they might not be diverse in their own style of communication. Leaders might even need to possess different skills to be effective global leaders which would require a vast knowledge into different cultures and their communication styles. It can seem daunting to think about all the skills required to be an effective leader but it all has to do with the way you communicate and move your team. In the case of Ben Williams, the CEO of a public relations firm in our case study, he is lacking diversity in his communication skills. I like that he has recognized that it’s not only his team to blame, but his lack of appropriate leadership that has slowed progression in his firm. I think Williams would benefit from taking a course in effective leadership communication skills. He could even just broaden his knowledge by doing some research on the subject. In this case I have done the research and can provide examples of how he can better the communication from the top down and be a better leader. There is a new idea roaming around in leadership that doesn’t necessarily correlate with what traditional leadership is known for, it’s the idea of transformational leadership. Transformational leadership, as described by (Gandolfi, F.,
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