What Great Bosses Know About Communication Styles: A Poynter Tutorial

Course Overview

What Great Bosses Know About Communication Styles: A Poynter Tutorial
Video Tutorial
Time Estimate:
15 minutes

About Video Tutorials

In a video tutorial, Poynter faculty teach tightly focused lessons on key journalism skills. Loaded with practical examples and instruction, each tutorial gives you tools you can put to work for you right away.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Does your personality type affect your leadership style?

Learn how to recognize your personality preference and understand how it affects the ways you communicate as a manager. Once you know your own strengths and drawbacks, you can adapt your style and develop better communication skills.

Along the way, you'll get some advice and real-life examples to help you adapt your style and make better decisions as a leader and a boss.

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What Will I Learn:
  • How to identify your personality preference, whether you're an introvert or an extrovert
  • The communication strengths and drawbacks of these personality types
  • How to be a better communicator by adapting your automatic preferences

This video lesson is part of What Great Bosses Know: A Poynter Tutorial Series. You can purchase the individual lesson here or purchase the entire series.

Who should take this course:

Managers at any level of an organization, both in journalism and outside a newsroom, who want to improve their leadership skills.


Jill Geisler

Jill Geisler heads the leadership and management programs at The Poynter Institute. She teaches managers – from aspiring to veteran – how to help people do their best work. She brings humor and humanity plus a research-based, realistic approach to teaching leadership skills and values. She is the author of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know, based on her What Great Bosses Know podcasts on iTunes U, which have been downloaded millions of times by people across the world who want to build their skills as managers. Geisler also is the instructor of several courses at Poynter's NewsU, including Dealing with Difficult Conversations and Lousy Listeners: How to Avoid Being One. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillgeisler.

Technical Requirements:

This course requires the Flash Player 8 plug-in. For the highest quality viewing experience, we recommend using Flash 9 or higher.

This course contains audio, so please make sure you have your speakers or headphones on.