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Talking Like A Team By: KSI ZEUSWRATH News Team Writer Effective communication is at the heart of most issues within KSI. Often we misunderstand each other more than we disagree. Communication is not a easy skill. Most people believe that simple conversations can communicate enough; that is a common misunderstanding. Communication is something we all can do whether it's through talking or body language. Effective communication is how well others understand you. When a member realizes how passionate and serious you are about what you do here in KSI they will most likely want to be that passionate and know as much as you one day. We as members and leaders have to watch how we send and receive intel. Don't listen to someone and think about what to say next, but think more about the message you received and then act on it. Squad leaders, division staff, and upper leadership need to understand the feelings of others and use that to push them in the right direction. Team building and Effective Communication are crucial. There is no team without communication. Every member needs to take an initiative in communication. When a team is not actively communicating their activity and growth is at stake. Good team work starts with a shared understanding of communication and it's importance, bridges team together, and needs to be practiced to ensure a team is working effectively. When communication channels in a team are properly established and information flows easily between teammates, then that increases the ability of the officer staff to interact and for team members to learn how to interact more efficiently with each other to perform their job duties. This also gives them the ability to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each teammate. If Lieutenants agreed on a date to go recruiting and they have a couple of Sergeants involved or spectating, maybe even try hands-on training. One would enjoy it way better than recruiting alone, and this also boosts communication and lowers ranking involvement. Build your squad into your family and have them incorporate new members with the same thinking. Members love seeing, finding, observing, etc. productivity from the start and when they see a common direction, routine, and 'consistency' it's easy for them to climb aboard with KSI.