By | Chuck H. Shelton | www.entrepreneur.com
Leadership communication can make or break your company. Poorly delivered messages can lead to confusion, disorganization and a decline in the bottom line. On the other hand, effective leadership communication can create a sense of certainty and unity among staff, resulting in a more productive and profitable organization. To ensure that your communications have the desired effect, avoid making these seven common mistakes.
Mistake #1: Not communicating at all
One of the most common mistakes leaders make is failing to communicate with their team. This can take many forms, from neglecting to update employees on company changes or developments to not providing clear instructions on tasks or projects. Poor communication creates an environment of uncertainty and confusion, which can lead to decreased productivity and morale.
How to fix it: Make a point to regularly communicate with your team, whether by holding weekly meetings, sending out regular updates or simply being available to answer questions. Establishing and maintaining clear communication lines will help ensure everyone is on the same page and working towards common goals.