One of the key things we teach in our Leadership Academy is that Leadership = Influence.
The best leaders of today’s companies, non-profits and CPA firms are effective communicators. The second most important skill is the ability to understand “strategic context”: What are the forces working on your business (internally and externally).
That is why I loved the recent post at The Source for Communicators that comes from the New York Times‘ director of employee communications, Judy Jones.
Jones believes that communication comeptencies are necessary for leaders to:
The six communication competencies for leadersAccording to Jones, an effective leader:
Did you know you can build these critical competencies through programs from our own Business Learning Institute? We have nationally recognized instructors with experience at some of the largest companies in the U.S. and CPA firms of all sizes. Read my post from the NASBA CPE Conference for more examples.
Here are just a few of the upcoming courses available: