Developing Leadership and Communication Skills Essay

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In the academic exercise given, I have chosen to discuss the topic Leadership and Communication, in which recommendations on how to develop effective interpersonal communication skills will be conferred. According to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, the word ‘leadership’ is defined as the quality of being good at leading a group, organization, country, and etc. The word ‘Communication’ as explained by Donald Clark (1997), means the exchange and flow of information and ideas from one person to another, and in the context of leadership and communication, I would suggest that communication is one of the essential elements of leadership. Effective communication between a leader and his or her members occurs when the group…show more content…
In this case, people who are new to the programming industry might misinterpret the jargon ‘PROM’ to mean Prom as in Promenade Night, a contemporary term used in interaction around the world. Different range of vocabularies between the speaker and the listener might also cause miscommunication, as the listener might not be able to grasp the true meaning of the speaker’s words. Therefore, a leader should always attempt to use language that is clear, concise, direct to the point, and avoid using jargons because communication is not just a give, but an exchange of information which requires understanding between both the sender and the receiver. Secondly, it is essential for a leader to possess good communication skills whether in casual conversations or formal speeches. This means that the proficiency of a leader’s command of language, expressions and the accuracy of his or her pronunciation are vital aspects that should be deeply looked into. I believe that a leader should be able to speak loudly, clearly, and confidently in any form of speech to ensure that his or her message will be transmitted accurately. Let us take our former and current Prime Minister as examples – they are able to voice out their opinions clearly and convincingly enough to be comprehensible to all listeners. This proves their capabilities to be strong and influential leaders, and thus, we should make them role models
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