Why Communication is a Leader’s Most Powerful and Effective Tool with Mike Acker
Communication is a cornerstone of leadership. Without it, leaders cannot effectively lead their team members, customers, and constituents. It’s also the cornerstone for all of our interactions in life. Even though we might not realize it, there are various aspects of communication that are innate to us as human beings: listening, speaking, and communicating effectively while having empathy. Tune in Dominate Your Market Podcast as Mike Acker shares how to lead with no fear, have confidence in communication, and what skills to enhance in communication.
Communication is a cornerstone of leadership. Without it, leaders cannot effectively lead their team members, customers, and constituents.
Mike Acker is a keynote speaker, author, executive, and communication coach with over twenty years of expertise in public speaking, leadership development, and organizational management. Mike volunteers in his community as a Seattle TEDx speaking coach and works with overseas organizations to promote poverty relief.
- “If you have the skill to speak and the confidence to do so, you will be in a position of universal advantage.”
- “These are only a few of the things that define us. But you don’t want something to have total control over you.”
- “Skills are various things, similar to distinct concepts that you can apply to the various identities who wear it.”
- “Ultimately, when it comes to executive presence, you want to lean into who you are.”
- One of the most important skills a leader can have is communication. Effective communication requires purpose and aim.
- A leader inspires constructive, incremental change by empowering others to work toward similar goals. Communication is a leader’s most powerful tool.
- The clearer you are when communicating with your team, the less confusion there will be about priorities, making people feel more engaged in the process.
- Our identities, as well as the identities of others, can impact how we communicate and how others perceive our communication.
4:36 – Mike Acker’s Background
11:16 – Articulation Confidence
21:24 – Presence
27:30 – Get in touch with Mike