Running Head: LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION
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Leaders are defined as people who have the ability to influence the behavior of others and
direct and motivate them to perform a certain goal. A transformational leader is a leader who
inspires people to trust and respect him by connecting with people individually and even in
groups (Clohisy, Yaszemski, & Lipman, 2017). A transformational leader always has a clear
vision in mind, and hence inspires, motivates, and guides others to attain this vision. In order for
a leader to communicate effectively, he or she needs to have a clear understanding of the
message he or she wishes to pass, the proper way to present the message, the audience for which
the message is for and a message that inspires people to act to achieve the goal that the leader has
for the recipients. Leaders therefore need to connect with their subordinates in order to ensure
that they are engaged and focused on the goal (Ruben & Gigliotti, 2019). The audience needs to
trust leaders so they can listen to their message and then put it into action. Leadership
communication is therefore critical to the achievement of organizational goals.
Communication is a leader’s foundation in leading people. People do not take messages
from people they don’t trust or take seriously since or they view those messages with some
disdain and distrust. To ensure that people in an organization accept their messages, leaders need
to foster trust. They need to show that they are leaders both in thought and in their actions.
Leaders need to show their audience that they have their best interests and that of the
organization in ...
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