Bad communication can be disastrous for your company. You’ll feel the effects of communication errors in many ways, from minor mess-ups to major bad decisions.

Communication errors run deeper than just being unclear in your messaging.  From using words that can undermine your intentions, to what your body language is saying, it’s a complex problem with very real consequences.

The most common error that I see from those in a leadership role is communicating when not in a clear, rational state of mind. If you’re frustrated, angry or experiencing physical pain, it is not the time to communicate. It will only prevent you from attaining the outcomes you want to achieve.

More on this, and 14 other ways business leaders can overcome communication errors, in this article from Forbes Coaches Council.