Are you dressed to communicate well enough to meet the requirements that the different roles of the modern leader demands?
Why and what
Leadership today IS communication – the key to seamless collaboration, an attractive vision and culture, fine results and a healthy bottom line. Therefore it is crucial that you as a leader have achieved excellent communication competences, to manage the typical roles you have in the organisation.
- Daily leader
- Development and implementation of strategies
- Lead small as well as major changes
- Complete different types of conversations, processes and facilitate various kinds of meetings.
- On top of this comes the leaders own inner communication, typically in form of inner stories which has a big impact on leadership style and the ability to get followship to ones leadership
The road to better communication sets off by getting awareness of one’s own communication habits and leadership style, which is closely connected with the insight in what kind of person one is and have developed into over time. It demands readiness and courage to make this self-reflection and drop habits that prove unfruitful out of the thesis “if you aim to change others, you must begin by changing yourself”. In this kind of work, we might use a Jungian type indicator profile (JTI), that indicate our “type and communication preferences” and how we can improve understanding between our own and all the other type’s preferred communication style.
IWF works goaloriented on enhancing the modern leaders communication competences both on the professional and the personal level. This happens trough counselling, workshops, and longer courses. E.G.:
Leadership communication and personal power. The course consists of several basic elements, and on top it is possible to add themes that might be of specific need for your organization or leadership.
Workshops, courses, and counselling on important types of conversation: Personal Development Plans, coaching, handling of conflicts, difficult conversations, conversations about job satisfaction and well-being in the workplace.
We have helped leadership teams in developing their version of how to do annual PD conversations and follow ups. We have trained them in this leadership tool as well as the team development conversation. This kind of training can with good result be linked to strengthening a feedback culture, and hands-on-training in how to handle difficult conflicts, and the art of motivating through a coaching attitude, in a natural way and on a day- to- day basis.