The Relationship and Impact of Communication on Leadership: A Research Note

The Relationship and Impact of Communication on Leadership: A Research Note

Brian J. Galli
DOI: 10.4018/IJAMSE.2021010101
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A manager is the one who is competent to fulfill this by effective leading, sound planning, monitoring, and communicating. It is the manager's communication skills that motivate and inspire teammates to work hard and achieve team target and organizational goals, as well. Furthermore, this paper later explains the idea of leadership communication, steps, and solution, which involved in overcoming the problems. Notably, future leaders must also certainly ensure that the subordinates are treated as members of the organization, whereby consistency in providing sound leadership would determine employee motivation and performance. This paper study also identifies trust in direction, which is related to work outcomes and trust in each other to improve better communication. Therefore, with the help of better communication, one can fulfill their job satisfaction and communication competency.
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Communication is a vital component to leadership. To make proficient progress, a leader or manager must be a compelling and persuading communicator. Furthermore, a pioneer and their subordinates must be able to communicate to complete their activities, to progress, and to develop their association. A pioneer is one who has a few capacities to manage, oversee, and propel others to keep the gathering as a composed framework. A pioneer could be anybody as an individual who has the mind of a leader. He could be a Prime Minister of any country or an official working in an association, but he should contain all leadership characteristics. Likewise, extraordinary social capacities help to develop a better appreciation and influence than just performing well for an affiliation. A decent leader is very much aware that profitable correspondence is not a single direction process; instead, there are two components that complete the correspondence procedure. Speaking and listening with understanding is vital because a leader knows that they cannot continue their operation without understanding their team members. To make this process smooth, a leader should be able to encourage the team to become successful, which is unfathomable for other individuals while receiving any message (Al-Kadeem, Backar, Eldardiry, & Haddad, 2017a; Nikabadi & Hakaki, 2018; Omamo, Rodrigues, & Muliaro, 2020; Papke-Shields & Boyer-Wright, 2017). Usually, the leader tries to find out the main idea, even if he gets negative feedback. He should always take criticism as an opportunity to learn new concepts. In case of any miscommunication, the leader is the one who always manages to understand.

An employee who illustrates leadership contains an excellent skill set, and in any stressful situation, he can look forward to guiding and improving others who lack experience. A leader always teaches intellectual skills by encouraging others to achieve their individual, team, and organizational goals (Arumugam, 2016; Besner & Hobbs, 2012; Galli, 2018a; Galli, 2019; Medina & Medina, 2015; Zhang, Bao, Wang, & Skitmore, 2016; Sharon, Weck, & Dori, 2013). Being an excellent communicator does not mean being a good speaker. There is a big difference between the two; a good talker can lack expertise and can become confused when communicating with others. However, an excellent communicator is self-assured and never gets confused because of the knowledge that they possess. They have the potential to connect with goals and ambitions while communicating their thoughts to others. Also, the best communicator will always listen peacefully to what others are saying. Overall, a leader always knows how to handle their teams with a sense of responsibility and discipline. They have a robust set of principles, and they believe in following that with their team members, too (Burnes, 2014; Detert, 2000; Easton & Rosenzweig, 2012; Hartono, Wijaya, & Arini, 2014; Kwak & Dixon, 2008).

It has been observed that all leaders spend 70 to 90 percent of their time working with other groups and team interactions every day. There is a remarkable increase in this percentage with the invention of new communication technologies, such as mobile phones, e-mail, social networking, messages, etc. Several researchers have explained the concept that effective leadership entails that every individual has to work hard from their initial stage until they become a great leader. Thus, to become an expert in leadership communication, a leader must undergo significant growth in their professional career (Gimenez-Espin, 2013; Haddad & Otayek, 2019; Mohamed & Hassan, 2019; Nabavi & Balochian, 2018). Furthermore, a leader has to ensure that communication is a continuous process, and when they communicate, they use both formal and informal approaches, which has a good impact on conversations. Informal approaches entail roundtable meetings and breakfast meetings, whereas formal approaches demand proper planning and execution. Hence, an effective leader must apply the proper approach to the respective situation (Aikhuele & Turan, 2018; Lee, Lapira, Bagheri, & Kao, 2013; Xue, Baron, & Esteban, 2016).

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