5 good communication skills every leader needs

5 good communication skills every leader needs

Good communication skills are an important quality for any leader. Whether you lead teams, projects, organisations or your local chess club, it doesn’t matter. Leadership is about communication, and good communication skills will set you apart when other leaders fall short. Leaders with good communication skills reduce confusion and help people work together. Most importantly, […]

5 easy ways to create open communication in your team

5 easy ways to create open communication in your team

Recently I wrote about why having a team that doesn’t speak up can be a terrible situation for a leader. That’s all well and good, but how do we go about encouraging open communication in our teams? Open communication enables team members to speak freely, offer suggestions and *gasp*, tell you when you might be wrong. How […]

How to communicate effectively

How to communicate effectively

I see it time and time again in almost every company I have worked in. Leaders “communicating” important information in ways that really don’t work. Learning how to communicate effectively is a key leadership skill. Emails land in the inbox with key messages hidden inside mountains of links and text and it is up to […]

Everyone is stupid…except for my team!

Everyone is stupid…except for my team!

I originally posted this article as a guest post on mycareertopia.com at http://www.mycareertopia.com/everyone-incompetent/ Have you ever worked within a culture where people think “everyone is stupid”, except for the people that they work directly with? In my experience, I’ve found this “everyone is stupid” attitude commonly in large projects or in companies that have a lot of […]