Sounds straightforward…but communication can be challenging for team leaders. It is, however, a crucial skill to develop to ensure that everyone is united as a team, moving forward in the same direction and engaged on both a personal and a team basis.

Communicating effectively as a leader is about adapting to the working context and environment you find yourself in; creating a connection with others (even those you find more difficult) and selecting the right mode of communication – whether that’s 1 to 1, team meeting or informal small groups.