Many leaders make the mistake of judging others.
In my opinion, being judgmental is the first mistake many leaders make.
By this, I mean that leaders often form opinions about people before talking to those people, getting to know them and communicating with them properly. Then, they leave with that judgement and they follow that judgement only – which, according to my observations, goes against the person being judged, most of the time.
The second mistake many leaders make, is not doing proper networking.
Why does not doing proper networking badly affect a leader’s ability to communicate?
In my life I strongly believe that your network is your Net worth. If you don’t network with people properly, connect with them properly, don’t meet with them in person, don’t interact with them, I think that that is not a good idea. You need to have a proper connection with people – and I don’t mean just for work.
You need to build your brand, and through networking you build your brand.
Lastly, I have observed that many leaders fail to work on themselves.
This negatively affect their ability to communicate as a leader in the sense that, I believe everyone needs to work on themselves first. Much too often, I see people (and yes, even leaders), talking about others while not working on their own weaknesses.
I believe knowing yourself and working on yourself is very important. For that, you need to read books, you need to work on your health, you need to work on your time management you need to work on your priorities. If you work on yourself, you are bound to have better results in life.
– Dr. Shankar Goenka, An Author, Coach & TEDx Speaker