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 […]

Handling conflict in the workplace. What’s your style?

Handling conflict in the workplace. What’s your style?

Handling conflict in the workplace is a key skill that leaders need to develop. Some leaders try to avoid conflict in the workplace while others attempt to overcome it through force and intimidation. Workplace conflict results from any situation where multiple parties are in disagreement or are striving for competing goals. There are clearly a number of approaches to handling workplace conflict, but […]