Clan communication can be a delicate balance. On the one hand, you want to make sure that your clan members understand what’s happening so they can participate constructively in clan activities. However, on the other hand, you do not want them to be so removed from the day-to-day operations that they lose interest or respect for the leaders and the other clan members.
To create clan communication effectively, consider using three main perspectives to help you reach your goal. First, you need to remind everyone that you are the “leader” or “leader of the pack.” Be the example of what it means to lead. Give them an example of how you interact with others and with the rest of the clan. Let them see that you are an example of strength, competence, and honor.
Second, foster open communication within the group. When you communicate with your group, discuss everything in detail, no matter how small. Do not hesitate to speak up or suggest more than one way to solve a problem. This is a very effective method of clan communication.
Finally, allow all leaders to express their own ideas and opinions. After all, it is the job of every leader to set the tone for the group. By allowing differing opinions to be expressed, you are setting a comfortable place for people to begin working together constructively.
These three approaches are not quick fixes. In fact, they are probably not even possible in most cases. But they are effective nonetheless. Effective clan communication can be built only when leaders, clan members, and those who observe the workings of the group follow these tips religiously. All successful leaders have spoken before, all have experienced conflict, and all have stood up in tough situations. If you practice them diligently, you will achieve more than you ever thought possible.
So what does it mean to cultivate strong clan communication? It means following these simple steps. They are sure to have an impact on your communication efforts, both with colleagues and with members of the clan. Try them out and notice the difference.
You need to listen carefully to what your peers and superiors are saying. You need to learn to speak and hear like them, because they have probably been going through the same problems you are now facing. You also need to let them know that you appreciate their input as well as their concerns. Let them know that you will do your best to get the job done while letting them know you appreciate their input.
You need to clearly communicate your plans and goals. Otherwise, people may take advantage of you. Make your intentions clear from the beginning, so there will be no misunderstanding. Give your subordinates a chance to give input as well. There is no better way to make sure that you and your colleagues understand each other’s goals and intentions than through clear communication. Clan communication can be very tricky, but if you follow the tips given here, you can use it to your benefit in many ways.
Always let people know that you appreciate their opinions and suggestions. Sometimes, leaders only need to hear things one time from a subordinate before he or she starts advocating. Take turns requesting people to give feedback, so that everyone knows that the feedback is welcome and appreciated. It will be especially useful when you have something important for discussion.
Always offer people help. If someone needs help doing something, be sure to offer assistance. Clans are naturally competitive, and you may find yourself helping someone who is struggling with a problem that belongs to someone else. By offering help in this way, you show that you are there to pick up the pieces and that you want to set a good example for the rest of your team.
Give praise where praise is due. A leader may earn a lot of respect by simply accepting and giving sincere praise when it is deserved. This does not mean that you should only praise the good work of others. Be positive in all of your dealings with people, as well as negative. It is important that you understand the difference between genuine praise and incessant criticism. Do not allow yourself to become mired in the mire of negativity, but do not allow others to do the same.
The above techniques are just a few of the many tips and tricks of effective clan communication. The key is to learn as much as you can about communication in order to master it. Do not limit yourself to what you learned from your parents or family members. Use what you learn from other leaders to refine and improve your own strategies. You will be much better served by learning from the best if you can, so make the most of it.