Why Writing Skills are Important for Leaders

By Vasy Kafidoff

Updated Over a Week Ago

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A leader has a strong influence on their employees. It can be through the words they say or the words they write. The world is filled with leaders through whom we learn about the various trades of life.

The fast-paced global community requires everyone to improve their skills as much as they can. One of the most prominent skill sets that take one a long way is communication skills. Despite one’s expertise, job, and field, being effective in communication takes one a long way.

Three Main Ways for Communication

  1. Verbal communication
  2. Non-verbal communication
  3. Written communication

All three play their own role when it comes to communication. Nonetheless, the latter has its own ways and is required for every job. No matter what is the nature of the job, what hierarchy you are currently in, and which company you are a part of, written communication comes as a valuable element for businesses alike.

Where Do We Need Written Communication?

Where do we begin – or where do we stop: the written material required for communication in businesses is long. Social media updates, visual aids, sales materials, case studies, presentation slides, brochures, reports, letters, and emails are just a few examples.

The way you communicate with your employees or bosses through written material is crucial for progression in your job.

Following, we will discuss the numerous tips on improving your written communication skills to prove yourself as an effective leader amongst your subordinates and coworkers.

1. Writing Leads to Effective Communication

Correspondences through businesses allow a company to associate itself with their stakeholders and partners. Whatever you wish to write needs to be tailor-fit in an informative, comprehensive, and proficient manner.

If the message you are trying to send is poorly structured or written, subordinates will not decipher it. This will put a huge dent in your leadership position. Your written words can indeed glue the entire team together if you choose the right terms.

2. You need to demonstrate that you connect with others

We have always known communication to be a key indicator of leadership. If you can talk to the employees and get the message across, the goals and targets, you are doing well on the communication front. Aside from the written material sent to the customers and clients, you need to show this type of communication to the staff and team members.

Your words of encouragement can truly inspire the members of your team. If you are written poorly, this may undermine your position, and your employees may not give you the sort of respect you deserve. Therefore, when choosing communication, give importance to written communication, but make sure that you do it properly.

3. Clarity to all – your customers and your employees

Once you can communicate the KPIs and the targets to your employees, the employees will translate the message properly and give you what you are looking for. This also signifies that for employees and customers, your writing styles and approaches will vary. Therefore, one must work on their written communication skills to have the right skills to address the different masses when required.


Good communication skills take you a long way, and written communication in the business world is no different. Start working on boosting your professional level of confidence by working on your written communication and business ethics so you have another skill needed to become a successful leader at work.

How Do You Improve Your Writing Skills?

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Vasy Kafidoff
Vasy Kafidoff
From queries on ‘how to write my speech’ to writing on business topics, Kafidoff is passionate about reading, writing, and loves to document his travels around the world.
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