Why emotional expression is a key skill for leaders and managers and leads to more effective corporate team building
You need to be able to express yourself clearly at work, so those around you know exactly what’s expected of them and have the knowledge they need to perform at their best. The greater the clarity you are able to offer, the greater the trust you will build and the more effective your team building will be.
However, you must be careful not to go overboard. If you’re dealing with someone who is rather gentle and reserved by nature, being too expressive around them may leave them feeling overwhelmed. You need to be able to communicate effectively, but also be aware of how other people prefer to communicate and be willing to take this into account.
This is especially important when managing a team and when engaging in corporate team building exercises. Human beings are infinitely diverse creatures and it’s impossible to create a one-size-fits-all solution for any group. That’s why you need to identify how each member of your team prefers to communicate and make sure you engage with them in a way that’s comfortable for both of you and equips them with everything they need to do their job properly. Emotional intelligence tests are an incredibly powerful tool here.
When a conversation does go badly, think carefully about where it went wrong and bear this in mind for the future. If you do this, you’ll gradually improve your emotional expression and become a far more effective communicator.
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