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Discussion: The Art of Connecting

Discussion: The Art of Connecting There is a high demand for leaders who are able to communicate effectively. An early Harvard Business School study on…

Discussion: The Art of Connecting
There is a high demand for leaders who are able to communicate effectively. An early Harvard Business School study on what it takes to achieve success and be promoted in an organization emphasized the importance of communicating, making sound decisions, and getting things done with and through people. Unfortunately, many leaders have overlooked this important concept and are unable to connect to others while communicating. In todays global society, it is important for leaders to be able to connect with their followers because it creates an atmosphere of unity, equality, and transparency. A leader should realize that he or she has successfully connected with followers when he or she senses:
extra effort (followers go the extra mile)unsolicited appreciation (positive things are said)increased communication (followers express themselves more readily)enjoyable experiences (followers feel good about what theyre doing)emotional bondedness (a connection on an emotional level is displayed)positive energy (followers’ emotional batteries are charged by being together)growing synergy (followers effectiveness is greater than the sum of contributions)unconditional love (followers are accepting leadership without reservation)In order for organizations to continuously improve and innovate, leaders should master the art of connecting to others because of both the short-term and long-term implications it will have on job performance, organizational commitment, and quality of work-life.
Please answer the following question(s):
Please respond to this topic where you (the CEO of a large company) communicate a new controversial policy change (e.g., no more working remotely/telecommuting or allowing employees to bring their pets to work or a different policy change) to your employees. Be sure to connect with your employees.
Discussion Expectations
Respond to the topic an informed, rigorous, and professional manner. Your response should demonstrate an application of the concepts as well as a reflection of your personal experience.
Discussion General Expectations
In each discussion forum, students are expected to respond to the topic by providing an informed, rigorous, and professional post. These should be around 100-150 words. In addition, students are required to respond at least 3 times to your classmates posts in a similarly informed, rigorous, and professional manner.

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