Effective Communication As An Effective Leader

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Communication is critical to the success of any business especially in the field of law enforcement. As a leader, it is essential to convey operational objectives with clarity and purpose. The challenge is to communicate in a manner that is effective in meaning and direct in intentions. Time must be invested along with understanding, communication and the essential element of listening to work towards progression, (Smith, 2011). Through effective communication, a leader can influence subordinates to follow the vision, therefore leading the organization to future aspirations of success and longevity. In order to be an effective leader you must be able to relate to others through open communication, (Bennis, 2009). Effective communication is critical in establishing effective relationships within an organization, (Kouzes and Posner, 2012). In order to add clarity and acceptance of our vision a leader needs to communicate the steps in getting there. These steps can be in the form of short term and long term goals. Goals provide direction in obtaining our vision, they are also instrumental in the success of an organization, (Lawler, 2003). The vision must incorporate values that are ethical and for the good of the organization driving towards commitment and dedication to achieve. Without vision we have no direction, we are limiting our abilities to grasp the future, (Kouzes and Posner, 2012). Discipline and direction are very important in creating a vision with clarity.…
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