Advanced Communication Tools for Leaders

Good communication skills are the foundation of success in every role, no matter what your business may be. Wherever there are business challenges there are communication challenges that, if not at the root of the issue, are at least getting in the way of finding solutions.  This training provides managers, entrepreneurs and individual employees with an understanding of both basic and advanced tools for improving their ability to communicate with and get results from their teams. Upon completion, participants will be able to communicate more effectively with colleagues and customers and have a strong communication foundation upon which to address challenges and achieve better results for their organization.

Instructional Objectives:

This training program provides participants with skills and knowledge to improve their communication with team members at work. The following topics will be covered:

  • How communication impacts performance, stress, satisfaction, and your ability to get results at work;
  • The characteristics of effective communication;
  • The barriers to effective communication;
  • Perceptual filters and their impact on effective communication;
  • Personality styles and their impact on effective communication;
  • Key tools and techniques for effective communication (paraphrasing, checking perceptions, active listening);
  • Understanding your listening style and how to adapt it;
  • What feedback is, what it isn’t;
  • Assess how open you are to receiving feedback (quiz);
  • Barriers to giving effective feedback;
  • Sources of resistance to feedback and how to address them;
  • The TASKING model of effective feedback;
  • The three elements of effective recognition;
  • The importance of adapting recognition to suit individual values and personality style;
  • Asking for feedback from your team/colleagues;
  • Practice your skills: give and receive feedback to team members;
  • Communication and effective delegation;
  • Why delegation fails;
  • Common delegation fears that impede results;
  • Effective skills, tools and systems for delegation (communication is not enough);
  • What coaching is and why it works;
  • Research on the effectiveness of coaching on performance, productivity and profitability;
  • The Strategic Coaching framework;
  • Do’s and don’ts of a coach approach;
  • Coaching for different purposes (according to the performance level of the employee); and
  • Creating a 90 Day Action Plan to improve your communication at work.

Measurable Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the program, participants will:

  • Develop confidence in applying the foundations of effective communication (active listening, curiosity, and perception checking) to avoid miscommunication and ensure messages are clearly received;
  • Become more aware of their own communication style strengths and weaknesses;
  • Understand which communication techniques to apply in various real situations they face in their workplace; and
  • Understand the characteristics of effective communication, the barriers to communication and how perceptual filters and personal styles impact communication;
  • Understand how different personality styles impact communication and be able to adapt their communication style to suit the target of their communication;
  • Understand how to use communication to build relationships, increase trust, and improve performance.
  • Be able to effectively use techniques for giving constructive feedback;
  • Be more aware of their personal barriers to receiving feedback and how to overcome them;
  • Know how to adapt recognition to suit individual style and values;
  • Have tools for tracking and following up on feedback;
  • Have a written action plan for giving and receiving feedback in place;
  • Have a system for effectively delegating tasks and projects to any team member;
  • Be able to avoid common pitfalls of delegation;
  • Create a clear action plan for improving their delegation to team members;
  • Be able to use a simple framework for coaching their employees to peak performance and productivity;
  • Know how to use coaching, feedback, and other techniques to manage performance and engagement more effectively;
  • Be aware of the personal triggers that can flip them out of coaching mode and know how to get back on track; and
  • Know when to use coaching and when to use other performance management techniques.

This program builds competencies in the following areas:

Duration & Resources:

48 Hours, 36 Hours

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