So by now you may know your Communication DNA and even that of those people in your world that are important to you, or that you need to deal with. If you are in a position of Leadership, which I believe all of you are in one form or another then understanding your strengths in Leadership is critical.
If you missed the information about Communication DNA check out this video specifically about this concept, it will explain it fully for you.
If you are interested in taking the DNA test you can take our online Communication DNA course right now.
You might ask why is understanding Communication important in Leadership? It’s because great Communication in Leadership is all about ensuring you are heard and understood. It is about ensuring your message is heard, that you are able to influence positive behaviour and change.
Each style has the capacity to be a great leader, there is no one style that is better. The key to great leadership is self awareness, understanding that others have different needs and motivators and being able to adapt your style so that you are understood by people even if they are very different to you.
The Powerful Communicator may be drawn to leadership because they love control and to make decisions. They love to solve issues and attack problems but need to be aware of the body count they can create with their bulldog like ways. They do not necessarily make the best leaders unless they are self aware and can adapt to the needs of others.
The Playful Communicator is magnetic, popular and charismatic however they also need to be able to harness their strengths and mitigate their challenges. Being overly Optimistic can be a challenge as well as following through. Again self awareness is key as well as being able adapt to the needs of others.
The Patient Communicator is gentle, approachable, an amazing listener, able to bring much needed calm to the storm. However, they also need to be able to communicate confidently, speak up when required and deal with issues as they arise.
The Perfectionist Communicator is great at details process and ensuring that things are done right. In leadership they need to be able to step back and look at the big picture, realise that people will never be perfect and that this is ok.
With self awareness and the right support each of the styles can be an amazing Leader. The key is knowing and using your strengths to maximize your relationships. It is also being able to recognise and bring out the strengths in others. Differences should unite not separate, together we can all achieve more.
If you would like to know more about your communication DNA then get in touch. We have many options to begin this journey of self discovery including face to face coaching, online coaching and training.
We have coaching programs that can teach you all you need to know about your Communication DNA and how to take your Communication to the next level.
For resources to help you Build on your Communication skills you can;
Learn your Communication DNA - uncover the uniqueness that makes you, you
Harness your Communication strengths - learn to understand and Harness your strengths as a Communicator. This course will help you to understand your strengths, your needs, your challenges, your stress response, and what to do about it to improve your communication.
Become and Enlightened Communicator - take a deeper look at the other Communication DNA styles to improve Communication and close the Communication Gap.
If you are struggling with Difficult people, take our course that will teach you how to harness your strengths and build a foundation of understanding to deal more effectively with this common problem.
Becoming a more self aware Leader, taking your communication to the next level will make such a positive impact on your ability to lead and influence others. If you would like to understand yourself as a Communicator and learn your strengths then perhaps you may like to read The Enlightened Communicator, available for you to review at your own pace.
Until next time, Care Connect and be a Courageous Communicator
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