7 habits leaders can adopt for better communication

Believe it or not, your employees want to hear from you. They also want to share ideas, concerns and suggestions. Try these practices to encourage collaboration and improve more.

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A crucial factor in your success as a leader is how you communicate with your team.

Communication is about exchanging information, whether that means brainstorming as a group, delegating responsibilities, setting expectations or alerting others to a problem.

Related: 5 ways to effectively communicate with employees

Your messages’ completeness, accuracy, timing and form will affect how your plans are carried out.

Beyond that, how you communicate can play a massive role in your team’s morale. How you treat your employees will affect how they respect you, respect one another and, ultimately, perform on the job.

So, what makes successful leaders so good at communication? Look at the top communicators around you (and those in a bigger spotlight), and you’ll see the following practices:

1. Choose your channels carefully.

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