Success=Leadership=Communication Skills

Success=Leadership=Communication Skills By JoJo Tabares Research shows that successful leaders are effective communicators.  Why?  Because you can lead a horse to water but not if you don't show him how to get there! "You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere." -Lee Iacocca Want to be a successful corporate leader?  You have to learn to speak effectively with your superiors in order to communicate that you can handle a promotion. Next,  in order to remain successful in a leadership position with the company, you must learn to effectively communicate with your subordinates in order to lead. Management in the 21st century isn't barking out orders.  Today's managers are leaders and leadership requires motivating their employees and building relationships.  Furthermore, most companies are now considering communication skills as vital factors in the hiring and promotion process. Looking to be a successful entrepreneur?  You had better learn to effectively communicate your vision to investors, business associates and, most importantly, to your customers! According to a study done by AT&T and Stanford University, "People who enjoy giving speeches earn much more than those who avoid public speaking." If you are looking to make a difference in the world, communication skills are vitally important!  In order to witness to others, promote a ministry, reach others with your vision, you must be able to communicate your vision and persuade others to accept it and join you in your mission. "Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." Colossians 4:6 Good communication skills enhance your leadership and success in the following ways: * Self confidence * Leadership Skills * Personal Presence * Credibility * Ability to Persuade/Explain * Understanding of Others * Interaction and Enjoyment * Learning Effectiveness "He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend." Proverbs 22:11 Pick your favorite leader.  Go ask him about how important communication skills are to him! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ JoJo Tabares holds a degree in Speech Communication, but it is her humorous approach to communication skills which has made her a highly sought-after Christian speaker and writer.  Her articles appear in homeschool publications, such as Homeschool Enrichment Magazine and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, which also endorses her Say What You Mean curricula.  You can also find JoJo on web sites such as and  For more information on communication FUNdamentals and Christian-based communication skills for the whole family, including Say What You Mean: The Language of Leadership, please visit


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  • alison

    Yeah, communication skills is really vital to any profession we are pursuing as it interaction would other people is part of our daily job routines.

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  • cindy holman

    Great post! Thanks, JoJo :)

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