Leadership Communication Skills

Leadership Communication Skills

Leaders at all levels are the organization’s most valuable communication asset. Ignoring the need to develop and nurture leadership communication skills can be a huge detriment and contribute to failed business objectives.

The importance of communications to a company’s bottom line is indisputable. Effective communications has been associated with:

  • Increased employee engagement.
  • Improved retention and employee satisfaction.
  • Reputation impact.
  • Impact on trust.

In an age where transparency and authenticity are table stakes, communication must be treated as a key leadership competency. Executives, managers, and supervisors are perfectly positioned on the front lines to carry and reinforce consistent messages in a way that will be most well received by the individual employee. Unfortunately, communication is often treated as an afterthought in the development of strategic initiatives, left to managers who may be uncomfortable or underprepared to communicate the vision with employees.

In an age where transparency and authenticity are table stakes, communication must be treated as a key leadership competency.

Gagen MacDonald has applied its deep expertise in helping many companies elevate communication both as a function and a capability that should be developed by all leaders within the organization. Through our individual executive coaching and group workshops, we train leaders with the communication skills they need to consistently, confidently, and authentically share key messages throughout the organization. Some of our proprietary workshops include:

Communication in Action®

Focuses on the leadership communication skills needed at the supervisory level. This workshop has been designed to be interactive with a large portion of the session dedicated to live role playing. Objectives and agenda may be customized to fit your needs based on a selection of modules including:

  • Owning Your Voice.
  • Setting Context.
  • Communicating with Confidence.
  • Receiver-centric Communication.
  • Effective Feedback.
  • Global Communications Skills.

Leadership Alignment & Communication Effectiveness

A customized workshop designed to align leadership teams around a company’s vision, goals or strategy. Pulling from our collection of tools and techniques, such as the message platform, we focus on identifying common ground, uncovering challenges and crafting a path forward all while building leadership communication skills.

Storytelling Training

Our workshops ensure that leaders are all believers and advocates of the message. Our skilled facilitators conduct robust alignment sessions to ensure your leaders are focused and moving in the same direction.

We then help leaders tell your organization’s story authentically – in their own ways and in their own words. We also help them “live” the message by exploring and practicing methods that help them model the changes you wish to see from employees.


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