What’s the perception of the comms team within your organisation? Chances are that some leaders ‘get it’ and absolutely appreciate the value you bring, while others just send endless requests for all-employee emails, newsletters, videos and maybe even a party or two.

But how can you change leaders’ perceptions and say “no” without actually having to say no?

When you’re next in a meeting with a leader who asks you to send out a newsletter, here are some great questions you can use to get them thinking and uncover the root of the request:

  1. What business problem are we trying to solve?
  2. What’s the reason for this piece of communication?
  3. What’s the number one objective we need to meet through this communication?
  4. What’s the worst thing that can happen?
  5. How will we know the communication has been successful?

At Kademy we believe that building your confidence and credibility within the organisation takes a combination of both skills and competencies. The skills you learn through courses like Why Business Acumen Matters or Powerful Conversations with Leaders give you better insight into the language and priorities of your stakeholders. Working on your competencies like influencing and negotiating through one-to-one coaching will enable you to address more personal challenges and navigate any particularly challenging relationships you’re dealing with.

To find out more email us at hello@kademygroup.com or call +44 (0)207 157 9787.

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