Communication is an important leadership skill, yet it is a skill that is more difficult to do well than you might expect. The reason for this is that the communication process is complicated and involves others. This course uses examples to highlight the importance of communication. It investigates barriers that may be getting in the way of your attempts to communicate effectively with other people. We will look at the four primary ways we communicate: verbal, written, visual, and nonverbal messages. And we will focus on one of the primary weaknesses of effective communication—listening.
Leadership Development Series Background
The Leadership Development series was developed for Edumine by Dr. Elaine Cullen, President of Prima Consulting Services, and by Trudy Gallinger, Director of Curriculum Development for Prima Consulting Services. We draw upon a wealth of knowledge and wisdom from those who are thought leaders, practitioners, and professors in the art of leadership. We provide references for the many wise teachers and guides we used to create this series, and hope you will take the time to learn from them as well. How we have put the series together, however, and the unique ways we have presented the material as it relates to the mining industry, is ours alone.
While each course in the series is designed to stand alone, it is highly recommended that you complete the Leadership Development - Introduction to Leadership course. This will ensure that we have a common understanding of what leadership entails, and common language to use in working through the entire course series.
Leadership Development - Communication Skills for Leaders consists of 4 viewing sessions of 45–60 minutes each with supporting figures, videos, activities, and an interactive course review. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 4 hours of viewing content.