Assuming the business acumen and operational knowledge foundation has been formed, the skills most critical to being an effective leader have to do with relating to people.

This means turning your organization’s strategy into a story that inspires employees to action. It means taking time to get feedback from employees at all levels, truly listening to what is said and taking action so that people know you heard them.

Here are four ways you can be a more effective and powerful leader today:

 

Kerrigan has more than a decade of experience in internal and crisis communication. She keeps the audience perspective top of mind along with meeting high-level business objectives.