Developing great communication skills is a key to professional success.
Communication skills have always been instrumental for senior leaders. But they've become equally important for aspiring leaders.
Professionals today are expected to show polished ""executive"" communications skills earlier in their careers, to a wider network of audiences. Getting work done through distributed teams, virtual workforces, and flattened hierarchies requires having outstanding strategic communications abilities. Yet, these skills are rarely taught--if at all--until professionals are already in senior management.
In this interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, communications expert Kristi Hedges teaches aspiring executives five must-have communication skills: creating an intentional presence; being able to get buy-in; delivering executive briefings; connecting with distributed teams through virtual leadership; and giving and receiving direct feedback.