Quote of the week: It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead and find no one there. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Discussion: How do leaders use communication to influence and persuade others? Think of someone you have known who is skilled in the “art of persuasion”. What makes this person an effective communicator? Do you see any room for improvement in regard to your communication skills? What are your pursuits in regard to becoming an effective communicator? How are you preparing yourself on this journey to become a leader that can motivate, inspire, and effectively communicate to others? We must be equip for the next level! Effective communication is the key!
Also respond to at least two or three of your peers.
You may provide examples to illustrate your points.
Note: Make sure to cite the source or reference using the most current APA or CMS format.
Side Note: The successful leader must master the elements of the art of persuasion including:
1. An understanding of people
2. The effective use of words and
3. The ability to manage conflict