Effective Communication in Leadership

Sep 21, 2015

The importance of effective communication towards being a successful leader cannot be overemphasized. The true bearing of a respected leader is in his or her ability to translate their vision in an articulate manner to their fellow beings, ensuring trust, belief in the vision and an inclusive approach to accomplishing the task. The right word and tone does possess the power and the potential to move people, instill in them the ability to undertake actions requiring courage and prominence, in the face of significant turbulence. Inspiration drawn from the personal experience of a leader becomes a catalyst of change.

The latter half of the nineteenth century and much of the twentieth, found life altering inventions in the form of telegraph, telephone, radio, facsimiles, television, ham radio, etcetera. The final decade of the last century found itself having to contend with a new form of communication - email, a newer and faster way to bring about the promise of the global village into a reality. The idea behind every invention vying to improve communication, has its foundations based on the time element. They aim to bring a clearer, concise and an economical way to facilitate the transfer of information in the shortest possible time and enhance the overall experience.

Technology exists as a result of human need to simplify life. The more simple life becomes, the complexity of the technology involved gets more complex. The pace of technology acceleration is stupendous. The social media platform of today, allows a diverse set of people to connect and exchange ideas. Leaders of the twenty first century have been exposed the possibilities presented by technology, and some of the famous and successful leaders, are those who have been able to reinvent their persona, and to reach out to a large audience, not limited to their constituency or corporate life, but to a whole extension of the population, who identify with the leader.