Communication and leadership

CommunicateI’m seeing a pattern. As we were writing last month about building relationships and valuing diversity, the conversation often turned to communication.

We discussed everything from overcoming Minnesota Nice to learning from other disciplines to being stuck at the airport with a colleague. In all these situations, one element of success was building genuine dialogue.

It seems to make sense that the next MnSCU leadership competency is communicating effectively. This month we’ll look at ways to:

  • Effectively convey ideas and share information with others using appropriate methods
  • Listen carefully and understand differing points of view
  • Present ideas clearly and concisely

Have you found that communication is often a building block to achieving your leadership goals?

Dee Anne Bonebright

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