Strong leadership requires effective communication, and in today’s business environment excellent writing skills are increasingly essential for successful communication. Whether through emails, memos, policy statements or other written communication, leaders can motivate, inspire, instruct and guide their teams to be more creative, productive and successful in their work.
Oral communication can often be misinterpreted, resulting in confusion, missteps and unproductive activity. Written communication allows leaders to express their ideas clearly and concisely so that team members have a better understanding of their assignments and responsibilities.
Leaders can convey their vision more effectively through reader friendly writing that is easy to comprehend and impacts their teams on an emotional as well as intellectual level. Well-developed writing skills allow leaders to guide the transition of projects from theory to practice, set the pace of tasks, suggest necessary changes and keep team members on track.
Many organizations are moving at such a fast pace these days that managers often find themselves thrust into leadership roles before they’ve had time to develop all the requisite skills, including effective communication and writing skills. Enrolling managers in leadership training that includes writing skills development can be an effective way to help close this gap and produce managers who are better communicators.
Let Contract Education at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District help your organization with customized, on-site business writing and communication skills training. To learn more about all your training options, contact MariAnn Fisher at 925.249.9372 or [email protected].