BUS 4040: Communication Skills for Leaders


Provides a study of approaches and skills needed for communication and leadership in the workplace. Explores communication methods for working with teams from diverse cultures, genders, and generations. Examines communication, social media, and presentations skills with an emphasis on speaking and writing professionally.


  1. Explore effective communication methods for leaders.
  2. Determine factors that can influence effective communication.
  3. Examine the role of communication in building effective conflict management skills.
  4. Examine techniques used to communicate better during the interview process.
  5. Explore communication dynamics and methods that can help leaders to develop highly effective teams.
  6. Summarize effective presentation strategies for written and oral presentations.
  7. Discuss various types of presentation media.
  8. Develop informative presentations that persuade various audiences.




Business and professional communication: Principles and skills for leadership (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2016)
Author: Beebe, S. A., & Mottet, T. P.
ISBN: 9780133973488
Price: $75.40

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