5 communication tips for leaders

Connect with your team

As a boss, you can shy away from being too friendly with you team. While keeping it professional is important, it’s not a bad idea to bond with your team. Have conversations that don’t involve work and find some common interests in your lives, like sports, kids, or pets. Being a boss is important but showing your human side will be beneficial in connecting and building trust.

Be a great listener

Listening is just as important as talking when it comes to communication. Show your employees that they’re being heard, and that their point of view is being considered. This will go a long way with your staff.

Value your team

Each of your staff members was hired for a reason. Avoid micro-managing and let them feel in control of their own responsibilities. Feeling in control will help them believe in themselves and take ownership in their job. Don’t be afraid to encourage and compliment your team to let them know how well they’re doing.

Ask for feedback

Sometimes it’s hard for an employee to be honest with their boss. By providing them this opportunity, you’ll decrease frustration and increase motivation. An open office is a peaceful office.

Always be positive

Even when times are tough, being positive is contagious. Keeping your team happy will keep your team productive.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Through news, community, press, jobs and events, he keeps credit unions digitally informed throughout the day. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details