Communication is an important aspect in our lives and an even more important aspect in the lives of people who play the roles of leaders. We often see articles or books expounding on leadership traits or skills that a leader should possess. Among these traits and qualities, communication is almost always one of the most commonly listed ones. This comes as no surprise since we now know that researchers and professors in the leadership field have come to recognize being able to communicate as a crucial skill that leaders have to grasp before they can become an effective leader. However, becoming a good communicator requires one to know the basis behind what effective communication means. Hence, the writer puts up the proposition that the knowledge and understanding of communication theories will help leaders to communicate more effectively.
The field of communications is very broad and thus communication theories also spread over a wide variety of situations and contexts. It becomes imperative for us to look at only the theories that will be relevant to our topics and specifically, theories that will help leaders in communicating better. The writer also recognizes the fact that there are many different kinds of leaders who have varying leadership styles and job scopes. This paper will thus focus on a few possible kinds of managers we can find in our society today and how the theories chosen will be able to help specifically these few managers. The few types of managers that we will be exploring in this paper would include "The CEO Chief Executive Officer", "The MLM Middle-level Manager", "The Self-Employed Leader" and "The Marketing Manager". We will thus be looking at five communication theories in detail, namely The Rhetoric, General Semantics, Critical Approach of Communication Approach to Organizations, Groupthink and Genderlect Styles. Through these theories, the writer will touch on the properties of each theory and the basis of their... [continues]
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