Can you imagine an effective leader who is not an effective communicator? Leadership communication skills are very important. Some would call effective communication the most important leadership competency. Without the skills of effective communication, you will not be an effective leader, especially in this complex, fast-paced environment. It is important for the leader to create an environment of open communication where ideas, solutions, and problems can all be discussed without fear. When employees understand that communication is open and encouraged, they will perform better. Using the assigned readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research communication competencies required for leaders. Then, respond to the following: •What are some key communication competencies needed in leaders today? •Is individual communication more important than group or mass communication? Why or why not? •List 2–4 strategies that leaders can use to improve their individual communication skills. Which method is most important? Why?
Write a paper covering all of the following topics. Each topic point should be 200 to 250 words in length:Describe an actual situation of public interest in which critical and/or creative thought could have been used for a better outcome (for example, a law with unintended consequences). Discuss why it is important that leaders think critically and creatively in similar situations.Define free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion as presented in The Art of Thinking . <https://phoenix.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781323091975> Do not use other sources. Explain how we use them to form thoughts. What role does each of the four play in critically assessing situations?Identify three hindrances to the critical-thinking process as presented in the readings . <https://phoenix.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781323091975> Do not use other sources. Determine methods for overcoming these hindrances. Identify a time in which you experienced a hindrance in critical thinking and describe how you could (or did) overcome the hindrance.Select an advertisement. Describe how you (or others) might perceive the message of the advertisement. Now try to determine the reality of the advertisement. Distinguish between your perception and the reality of the message.
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