The Art of Communication: How to Build Stronger Relationships and Achieve Greater Success

The art of communication is something everyone can work on. We never become the greatest communicator alive. There will always be someone else.

Communication is the thing that can make or break the best leaders. Without clear communication, you will struggle to get people to listen to you, act on what you say, and be heard.

Communication is pretty important, huh?

How can you build your communication skills and, in turn, build stronger relationships and achieve greater success? Follow along; we’re going to take a look at a few ways you can do this.

The Art of Communication: How to Build Stronger Relationships and Achieve Greater Success

Listening: The Most Important Skill

Wait, but you said we would learn about communicating, right?!? We are. And listening is the most important skill when it comes to effective communication.

Finding Purpose In Your Life

A person who doesn’t have a purpose in their life is a wandering generality. They don’t know where they’re going, why they’re going somewhere, and what to do with their life. It’s a sad situation.

That’s why you need to find your God-given purpose for your life. You’ll have a laser-focused destination that you can direct yourself toward.

But how do you find your purpose? What do you do when you don’t know where to go?

Good news, there’s a plan you can follow.

How To Find Purpose In Your Life

I’ll start off with the key to finding your purpose. You have to find the creator of the world and you. God knows you better than you know yourself. Better than anyone knows you. Finding yourself in a relationship with Him will help direct your path. He is the one that created you, after all.

Watch For Cracks

We all know it’s the little things that matter. It’s the little things that tell us whether or not we’re living and leading with integrity.

Far too often, it is easy to miss the signs of faulty integrity. Why? Because the small things we do will tell us whether or not we have integrity.

We all want to live with integrity. Not all of us do.

So, what do we need to do to ensure we’re living lives of integrity?

Watch For Cracks

We have to watch for cracks…

Think about the foundation of a house. A house with a solid foundation will have a smooth foundation. The cement that was laid will be void of any cracks.

Our lives should be the same. We need to build a solid foundation of integrity.

The Importance Of Authenticity In Leadership

In today’s day and age, authenticity is a crucial piece of the leadership puzzle. People don’t want fake, inauthentic leaders. They want someone they feel they can relate to because the person they’re following is real.

Sadly, too many leaders in the public arena aren’t authentic. They only claim to be.

Honestly, I’ve struggled with this as I’ve watched bloggers and leaders alike fall from their high horses. These leaders claimed to hold their marriage in high esteem. News breaks that they had an affair or abused their spouse. Some leaders say they value their faith. Only to have their actions betray their words.

These leaders all claimed to be authentic. None of them were. They put on a front they knew would sell books, garner an audience, and make them money.

The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Train Your Brain for Success

Positive thinking won’t allow you to do anything, but it will allow you to do everything better than negative thinking will… That’s a quote by the famous Zig Ziglar. He’s right.

You can’t do everything. However, if you have positive thinking, you can do everything you do better. That’s a goal every leader should strive for.

We want to be better, do better. Why not think better?

When we think positively, our minds and bodies begin to change. Science shows us that there are lower rates of depression when we are positive. Our ability to fight off sickness increases. We become better at problem-solving.

There’s a whole slew of reasons to think positively.

How to Train Your Brain for Success

We have to have strategies for cultivating a positive mindset. These strategies lay the groundwork for creating the atmosphere to think positively and act on those thoughts.