Leaders achieve through enabling others. This can only be done in the context of conversations. Therefore conversation is the work of leadership.
Important conversations that leaders have:
- Delivering clear constructive feedback
- Resolving conflict
- Eradicating bullying
- Conversations for a conversation (first conversations)
- Facilitating meaningful meetings – with intact team and with clients
- Engaging presentations
Leaders need emotional intelligence as they set the mood of their teams, their departments, their organisations. This sets an environment of collaboration, connection and communication.
Leadership Teams are most creative when their members are conversing unreservedly. People stop holding back when there is mutual trust, rooted in intelligent interactions.
Important conversations that leadership teams have:
- Recognise and accept current environment
- Seek opinions
- Allow space and time for resistance
- Open and honest
- Share responsibility
- Coach each other
Leadership Teams face an overwhelming number of opportunities to improve, create change and make the world a better place. By having conversations in a team context fosters team self-management, action and performance.