How Top CEOs Communicate to Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results.
What is increasingly the key ingredient of great leadership in this new super-speed, super-networked era of unforgiving scrutiny? The answer, quite simply, is the ability to inspire others through great communication.
Who says so? More than 70 top business leaders, each of whom provide in-depth and brutally frank interviews in an important new text for our times, The Language of Leaders. Inspiring communication, the book succinctly argues, can make the difference between poor performance and exceptional results.
One of the great reveals of The Language of Leaders is that best in class communication is not simply about being a superb, natural orator. Instead great leaders employ a vast range of tools to turn the system of communication that we call ‘language’ to their advantage.
You have to be visible. For people to trust the CEO, they have to be exposed to him or her
To communicate effectively, you have to do so with integrity and you have to believe what you are saying. You have to understand the audience and tell them as you mean it.
I believe passionately in the power of communication and its importance as a skill for all leaders within an organisation. Without it, you cannot build trust, nor can you inspire people
All I’ve ever wanted is to go racing, and it’s racing that matters to all of the people in this company. We all share a common interest. We don’t just want to participate. We want to win.
Communication is the glue that binds strategy and delivery together
- Author, Consultant & Speaker
Kevin Murray is Chairman of The Good Relations Group, the Public Relations Division of Chime Communications, a London-based international marketing services company. Kevin started his career as a Crime Reporter on The Star Newspaper in Johannesburg...READ MORE ▶
The task of a leader is to inspire
and to achieve great results. It sounds simple, but leaders today are operating in an incredibly demanding environment.
The radical transparency of the modern world has radically changed leadership. Few leaders are taught the critical communication skills that enable them to be inspiring.
In The Language of Leaders, the Chairmen and CEO’s of 60 top organisations reveal what they’ve learned about communicating in the age of transparency.
By being open and frank about the demands they face in an increasingly challenging business environment, they provide invaluable lessons for both existing and aspiring leaders alike.