Leadership communication is pushed to the back of the ‘urgent’ to-do list more frequently than most want to admit. The complexity of verbal and non-verbal cues, mixed with employees’ vast emotions can be challenging to grasp. Still, the standard of leadership communication is viewed as having general conversations and sending scheduled emails.
Many of your employees are likely waiting to receive a promotion they’ve worked so hard to earn. They’ve proven they’re good at their jobs, are hitting goals, and collaborate with co-workers well.
"It's up to you to learn the skills that cannot be automated,” Jeanne Meister explained in a recent Forbes interview. And our team at EmployeeChannel couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to leadership communication skills.
Leadership advice is floating around everywhere. Some of it’s good, and some it is, well, not so good. Following the best advice and ignoring the worst is critical to effective leadership. Advice doesn’t just impact a leader’s career -- it affects their employees’ careers, too.
Promotions are earned. This is something most leaders and employees have a mutual understanding of. What sends this communication off the rails is when an employee believes they’ve earned a promotion before you feel they’re ready.
Whether it’s a quick email, an informal chat by the watercooler, or an official company announcement, every employee communication counts. Unfortunately, bad habits have the potential to slip their way into all forms of employee communication. These are powerful enough to harm the employee experience, performance, and even cause employees to leave.
Caregivers are constantly on the go.This makes it even trickier to stay connected with these employees in today’s healthcare setting of staffing shortages and high turnover and increased productivity demands.
Effective leadership communication is always evolving. Whether it’s from acquiring new employees or the simple evolution of your team’s expectations, you must adapt.
Books, courses, and training programs can all teach you about workplace communication, but often it’s employees who are the best teachers.
Congratulations on your recent promotion! You worked hard to get here. The hours you put in and successful projects you’ve completed have not gone unnoticed. Even more importantly, your ability to lead has been recognized -- and now here you are, officially promoted.