According to comments from some of my area leaders – yes, PR pros are setting themselves up to be successful leaders, and not just in PR.
I attended a panel discussion with area leaders recently on what makes a good leader. About halfway through the session, I looked down at my notes and realized that about one-third of their comments related to either communications or relationships – both of which are cornerstones of public relations practice.
Here are just a few of the notes I took that the panel said are necessary traits to be a good leader:
- Effective communication is key
- Forge honest relationships
- You have to be a strong communicator to be on top
- Life is all about relationships
- Say what you mean, mean what you say
What is the takeaway? Keep-on-keepin’-on PR pros! If you continue to fine tune your public relations skills, you are setting yourself up to be a successful leader.
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