Could Your Leaders Benefit from Some New People Skills?
Successful Leaders Have Great Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Many employees reach the executive ranks because they have specialized knowledge or technical skills that are crucial to your organization. Sometimes that means these new executives have not developed the interpersonal or communication skills necessary to be completely successful at this higher level.
Your job as an HR professional is to coach these individuals or even intervene between them and their employees on occasion. Having an assessment tool like the DiSC® can help you and the executives you coach have a common language and a deeper understanding of everyone’s behaviors.
The “conventional wisdom” is that technical employees don’t make good managers or executives…and many times, they don’t! If the employee has a tolerance for the “people interaction” needed to operate on an executive team, coaching with a personality assessment tool like the DiSC® can make the difference between success and failure.
How Can You Help Your Leaders Communicate Better?
Start with deploying the right tools to help them relate better to staff and coworkers. Share this easy-to-use assessment with your leaders so that they can understand the key principles of communication styles and the strategies needed to improve.