"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My supervisor and co-workers will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open leader, my team will let me know if I need to clarify anything."
"I will rate myself an 8.5 because I consider myself a strong communicator. It is the foundation of all success in business. I am always striving to be a better communicator so I leave the rest of the scale as an aspirational measure."
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in communication? Why did you choose that particular rating for yourself?
"My team is made up of great communicators whom I have trained to take every piece of information and break it down to the simplest factor. This approach has greatly reduced in-house issues related to communication."
"We recently rolled out a large organizational change. I took a very transparent approach to communication throughout the process. I asked the team for their feedback and buy in early in the process. We discussed some options that could be expected. Therefore, when the time came to roll out the change, there was very little surprise as the the new process. It was success!"
Strong communication skills are required in order to be an effective leader. How have your communication skills helped your team in the past?
ADTRAN, Inc. is a provider of telecommunications networking equipment and internetworking products. Its headquarters are in Huntsville, Alabama.
The company is ISO 9001 and TL9000 certified. ADTRAN was a NASDAQ-100 Index stock from 1996 to 1998. It was #85 on BusinessWeek's 100 "Hot Growth Companies" list in 2006.
ADTRAN was founded by Mark C. Smith and Lonnie McMillian, and began operations in 1986. The AT&T divestiture of the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), with restrictions that effectively barred their manufacturing of equipment, created an opportunity for companies such as ADTRAN to supply network equipment, both to the seven RBOCs and the new and independent telephone companies in the United States.