Assuming you took the time to evaluate your own communication style, you are aware of what is working and what is not for you personally.
The opportunity in improving communication
Let me ask you a straight question: Can you see how much more you can achieve when you improve your communication? If not, you may be totally satisfied with the alignment of your team’s results to your expectations. Great. However, if instead you see an endless opportunity of growth, I guess you are ready to take the next step and work on improving those “skills.”
What does it mean to really improve your communication?
It’s important to understand that improving your communication requires not only replacing words or infusing sentences, but also challenging your thoughts so what you say comes across genuinely. For example, if you are acknowledging others, but you really don’t think that what they’ve done warrants strong words of praise, then don’t use any. Anyone listening will know you are being less than genuine.
In order to find out who the real you is, I’d like to invite you to a look into one-on-one coaching, where you can personally take steps to reshape how your leadership comes across to people around you, in a way that is unique to you and addresses specifically what’s standing in the way of you being clear in your communication and true to your nature.
Communication mastery is not about speaking in front of a lot of people and informing them of the business goals. It is about your ability to listen to others, identify what matters to them, and articulate face to face, through media, or other tools (even via email) in an impactful way that will align your team with the business objectives.
No one is born a master. However, we all have that potential within us. It is up to you to decide if the rewards of effective communication are worthwhile, so that you can choose to make the effort and invest in yourself and those who work with you.
What is it that you can gain the most from when you improve your communication and become a master?