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How to Email Like a Boss

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

A good first impression over email can impact the recipient's perception of your professionalism, credibility, likability, and can lead to better communication and higher potential for future opportunities.

Email is a primary form of communication in the workplace and as a leader, it is crucial to write effective emails that clearly convey your message, build relationships, and achieve results.


Here is a quick list of Dos and Don'ts to set the tone:


Tip #1 - Professionalism


Emails are a reflection of your professionalism and ability to communicate effectively. As a leader, you must demonstrate that you are knowledgeable, organized, and can communicate effectively to all levels of the organization.


Tip #2 - Clarity


Writing emails in a clear and concise manner ensures that your message is understood and acted upon. This helps to avoid misunderstandings and ensures that your goals and expectations are clearly communicated to your team.


Tip #3 - Building Relationships


Email is an opportunity to build and maintain relationships with your team, colleagues, and stakeholders. Writing emails that are respectful, professional, and relevant can help you establish and maintain strong relationships with those you work with.


Tip #4 - Effective Decision Making


Email allows for the efficient exchange of information and decision making. As a leader, it is important to use email to gather the necessary information, evaluate options, and make informed decisions.


Tip #5 - Documentation


Emails serve as a record of communication, decisions, and actions. As a leader, it is important to have a record of your communication and decision making in case of any future disputes or questions.


"A bad email reputation is like a hangover: hard to get rid of and it makes everything else hurt." – Chris Marriott


Summary


Writing effective emails is an important skill for any leader. It is a tool to communicate, build relationships, make decisions, and provide documentation. Take the time to craft well-written emails that are professional, clear, and respectful, and you will be well on your way to becoming an effective leader.




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