I've rarely met managers who assume they are terrific at communication. Smart ones recognize that they aren't the best judges of their skills -- the people who work for them are. Even the best-intentioned bosses discover that they're missing the mark or causing problems because they're overlooking some opportunities to get their messages across loud and clear. That's why I penned a column for Poynter.org, offering three tips that you can put to work right now -- and they can immediately improve your effectiveness. There's a companion podcast, too. Feel free to click here to access both. Feel free to let me know what you think!