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Leadership Is About Communication – Stop Grunting At Me!

Hi everyone,

If you can’t even communicate effectively with the people that you work with then please do not call yourself a leader. A leader is someone that people respect and want to follow. I don’t care how smart or how educated or how experienced you are, if you can’t communicate with the people you work with, then you are a leader by title only!

Don’t sit in the corner and grunt when approached or be dismissive by giving a short response that does not initiate proper interaction – because I simply will not follow you!

How many times have you experienced this? And yet those same people see themselves as gurus in leadership. Sorry – they are not!!

One of the greatest displays of true leadership is a leader’s ability to communicate and treat others with dignity and respect. Not to treat them like a five-year-old, but as a person that they want to help develop and see become successful.

If this is happening in your workplace, then knock it on the head as soon as possible because it will destroy your culture faster than anything else.

We all deserve respect, but we must also show it.

My challenge this week is to review how you and others are communicating with colleagues in the workplace and change the approach if needed. It will make a massive difference to your work culture of we start to interact like adults.

It’s not rocket science; people respond to positive communication and will give back accordingly.

Have a great week.

Des Penny

Proteus Leadership


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