What do Jamie Foxx and Matt Lauer have in common? They both have swagger and excel in their fields, but in totally different ways.
As a new leader, it’s important to observe the communication style of more seasoned and successful leaders to see what you can pull from them. But don’t take on the style if it doesn’t work for you. If you’re naturally a gentle introvert, trying to take on the characteristics of a gregarious extrovert may not feel right.
Consider your values, when you’re at your best as a communicator, and how you want to be perceived. Finding your style is like trying on a jacket. Check the fit and ensure the style can stand up to the elements.
– Jackie Simon