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How's your communication?
“Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.” ~ James Humes
Communication is a key leadership skill. If you don’t have a good way to share your ideas, most people won’t know you have any.
Be positive. Share your vision for success. Talk about how to make it happen.
Be approachable. Listen to their ideas and their concerns.
Remember the purpose of the communication—to build their understanding, their buy-in, and move them into action. It’s not about you.
Think of communication like throwing a pass in football. You can have a cannon of an arm as a quarterback, but if you throw that pass to a part of the field where there’s no receiver, it’s going to be incomplete. So, aim for your audience. If they are technical experts in the field, talk at that level. If talking to the general public, assume they don’t know a lot of the technical stuff, but explain it in a way that is both accurate and clarifying.
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