P&M 34: Communication Issues That Negatively Effect Leadership
So many articles are written about the top horrible things bosses do; the 10 worst communication styles; or top 10 issues employees rate of their bosses; etc. etc. I picked up The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders and it struck me: so often these articles list the bad traits, behaviours, etc. but don’t go nearly deep enough into how these can be addressed.
In this episode of People & Management, I’m going to unpack these top complaints and give some strategies to overcome them.
The top complaints are:
- Not recognising employee achievements
- Not giving clear directions
- Not having time to meet with employees
- Refusing to talk to subordinates
- Taking credit for others’ ideas
- Not offering constructive criticism
- Not knowing employees’ names
- Refusing to talk to people on the phone/in person
- Not asking about employees’ lives outside work
As you listen to this podcast, ask yourself if any of these complaints apply to you. As I unpack the complaints and offer strategies decide what action you will take to make your leadership more effective.
Emotional intelligence underlies some of these complaints: when emotion is high, logic is low. When you are self-aware, you can check your emotions then you are better placed to use logic, to build relationships, to build trust, to reconnect the human part of human relations.
Note: the article does give some advice and is worth reading: https://hbr.org/2015/06/the-top-complaints-from-employees-about-their-leaders
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