His disciples said to Him, “See now, You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! Now we are sure that You know all things…By this we believe that you came forth from God!”
In a book entitled, “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader”, one chapter focuses specifically on clear communication as a leader. This is vital in every area of life, especially marriage, job and personal relationships. People are not prone to follow what they don’t understand. They need to know what and where, how and when. You’ll be a more effective leader if you follow four truths:
- Simplify your message: The key to effective communication is simplicity. Don’t worry about impressing people, keep it simple!
- See the person: Ask “who is my audience?”; “what are their questions?” and “what needs to be accomplished?”
- Show the truth: Credibility precedes great communication. Believe in what you say. There is no greater credibility than conviction in action.
- Seek a response: Never forget the goal is action. Give the folks something to feel, something to remember, and something to do.
How well do you incorporate the four truths in your communication?