The Role of Communication in Leadership

The Role of Communication in Leadership

When we discuss the role of communication in leadership, we open the door to an interesting, many-roomed house of ideas. It is another example of the ask ten people, and you’ll get ten answers kind of topic. I’m convinced that there are a number of roles that effective communication serve in leadership, but I would contend that one of the most important roles is that of aligning your team with your vision and the effort it will take to carry out that vision.


I looked up the proper definition of the word alignment using the trusty go-to source,, and I came across a meaning that perfectly suits my thoughts: alignment is a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc., with a common cause or viewpoint. Bingo! Can you imagine what it would be like if the team you lead had agreement and cooperation about a shared vision? You’d be unstoppable!

Striving for Alignment

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