communicate success

Skill levels, age gaps and technology can make communication difficult, especially in a hybrid work environment. Effective communication is essential for leader to communicate success to their team.Leaders who want to communicate what success and ensure their teams are working together will need to constantly evaluate their communication style and delivery.

In my decades experience working with disparate teams, I’ve compiled my top communication tips that all leaders should follow when communicating success to their teams.

4 Communication Tips for Leaders

Be specific when defining success

  • Avoid using too much jargon and always be transparent so that employees can trust the information you provide.
  • Be clear and concise so that employees understand the actions required of them.
  • Explain the metrics used to measure successes and failures and the benchmarks for both outcomes.
  • Encourage feedback loops that are convenient and straightforward. You can even ask your team one-on-one what they think of identified success benchmarks.

Communicate the vision and then move on to strategy

  • Invest in your people.
  • Assign employees at every level of leadership to deliver messages regarding day-to-day priorities.
  • Remain accessible. This will help employees can see challenges and opportunities from your eyes. [Related: How To Manage An Open Door Policy]
  • Learn to present the same information in different ways; PowerPoint, one-on-one, group emails, bring in an expert, etc.

Be willing to adapt

  • Encourage entry-level employees to “lead up” and make sure that information can easily get from the intern to the CEO. [Related: How A Soft-Skills Boss Can Lead A Technical Workplace]
  • Stay tuned to new technology advancements or hire an assistant who can.
  • Foster an innovative company culture.
  • Remember: the vision remains the same, the road to getting there very often changes.

Embrace diversity.

  • Hire people who are different from you in a variety of ways.
  • Get to know everyone on the team and allow them to get to know you.
  • Make continuing education accessible to all employees. Should you encounter something that is out of your wheelhouse, someone on your team can serve as the subject matter expert you need.

Leaders who communicate effectively inspire teams who achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. Each of the tips above involve making every message transparent and relevant – when you communicate this way, your team will go far!

Are you looking for a leadership expert to provide individual coaching or in need of a professional to get your employees “fired up?”  Hire Art.

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Art Jackson, Professional Speaker, Executive Coach

Art Jackson

Art Jackson is a professional speaker and executive coach. He is a recognized expert in the areas of leadership, performance improvement and interpersonal skills.

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