According to Forbes, identifying your audience makes it “easier to capture someone’s attention because their needs and goals are front and centre.” As a leader, you want to produce quality work. Well, it all starts with connecting with your team through candid and constructive conversation.
Reflect on how to be candid with your audience
Learning how to be candid with your audience is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.
Are you candid with everyone or do you adjust person to person?
Exercises to help you be candid with your audience
Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to be candid with your audience.
- Modify your tonality based on the team member or situation. Use a serious tone to discuss projects, an encouraging tone to give feedback, or a casual tone at lunch.
- Build rapport through shared experiences with your team. This can include attending company events, devising solutions on projects, or adapting to internal changes.
- Ask a new colleague about how they would like to receive feedback when they join your team. Consider: “How would you prefer feedback? Written or verbal? Instantly or after some time?”
Additional resources to help you be candid with your audience
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