How Writing Skills Can Enhance Your Leadership

By | December 11, 2021

[December 11, 2021]  When you’re in senior management, you’re expected to excel in everything you do. From delegating tasks to accessing your team’s success- it all needs to be superlative. But, the one thing that you can’t expect to succeed without is definitely leadership.

Your leadership skills are directly connected to your team’s success, reaching targets and goals, and moving the business forward. Luckily, there are simple tricks to improve your leadership and writing is one of them.

Here’s how boosting your writing skills will enhance your leadership.

1.  Organization

A great leader needs to be well-organized. Otherwise, they’re not able to keep their team in order and delegate tasks successfully.

Writing can help.

The key to great writing is proper organization. You need to learn how to:

  • organize your ideas
  • put them in the right order
  • build your written content top to bottom
  • rearrange information until you’re happy

Better writing skills mean better organization and that’s one of the key leadership abilities.

2.  Persuasion

To lead a team of people, you need them to trust you and believe what you’re saying. It means your power of persuasion needs to be a priority.

You can boost your persuasiveness through writing. Here’s what you’re doing by practicing writing:

  • learning how to choose your words
  • building arguments
  • providing facts
  • presenting your ideas confidently

You can even write drafts of the speeches you’re giving to your team to ensure you’re well-prepared.

3.  Setting Goals

Why is goal setting so important for a team? Because they need a clear objective they’ll strive for in order to bring out their A-game.

Writing your goals down will help you define them. Also, you’ll learn how to develop a plan for reaching those goals- from setting minor milestones to assigning deadlines.

All of this will be a great contribution for you as a leader. Together with your team, you’ll set realistic goals, and work on the steps for achieving them.

4.  Giving Feedback

Leaders need to be able to provide great feedback- both positive and negative. Otherwise, the team members won’t be motivated to work hard and keep on improving.

So, through writing, you can practice giving feedback that will inspire and stimulate your team to invest more energy into their performance. If this is challenging, find professional writers that could solve this writing assignment. I used a writing service to help me write my thesis I highly recommend you try them for your feedback reports.

5.  Official Documents

Finally, as a leader, you want to show you’re professional in every field. That’s the only way your team will look up to you and respect you as a superior.

That’s why you need to be able to write all the official documents, emails, reports, and notices accurately. With better writing skills, you’ll establish better authority and gain the respect of the team.

Final Thoughts

Practice writing to be a better leader. Learn how to use words and writing skills to take your team further, gain confidence and respect. Use the tips we’ve shared above and start working on your writing and leadership skills, today.

Author: Jessica Fender

Jessica Fender is an HR specialist with a long history of consulting, both with organizations and job seekers.

11 thoughts on “How Writing Skills Can Enhance Your Leadership

  1. Anya B.

    Job well done. Writing skills are EXTREMELY valuable. More than most of us know.

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  2. Wesley Brown

    Excellent article. Ms Fender, do you have other articles I could read?

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    1. Frankie Boy

      Yes, I appreciate what is here because it does repeat what Gen. Satterfield has told us on many occasions. I hope that we see more from guest writers. Encourage them to write about leadership, so that young people may learn.

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  3. Gil Johnson

    Ms Fender. thanks for your article in this leadership blog, one of the best out there. What I like about the blog is that there are a large number of folks who read it. Also, the website interface is simple, not flashy like so many. You’ve certainly come to the right place. Gen. Satterfield gives aspiring writers a chance to show what they can do.

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  4. Rev. Michael Cain

    Writing is important also beyond the technical sense. Writing means that you can think. Thinking, of course, is fundamental to any good leader.

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    1. Max Foster

      I agree Rev Cain and with Ms. Fender. We should be teaching kids to write early in their lives rather than teaching them to simply spell correctly (altho that is important). To write, means to be able to think properly and logically. This is the way of the world of humans for thousands of years. To deny the ability to write (to do math and reading), is to deny our children the ability to live a good life.

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      1. lydia truman

        Yes, good point Max. Writing is key to being a human who can live a full life. It means we can pull ourselves up and do better. It means we can help others rather than let them sink. Great article, Ms. Fender. Thanks. I’m glad that Gen. Satterfield has allowed us the chance to read your works.

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    1. Greg Heyman

      Yep, I think that Gen. Satterfield requires it. Never saw a long article. If they are long, he breaks them up into a multi-part series just like he’s done for the past few days. A little does of leadership everyday doesn’t hurt.

      Reply

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