Leadership requires perspective in order to communicate effectively.
Daily demands steal our clarity.
Decision fatigue dulls our strategy.
Doubt can rob us of confidence.
When you’re suffering from these moments, being a leader and doing the work of one can feel overwhelming. You may be more reactive than proactive. The very idea of taking time to get some perspective may come across as a luxury. You may even say to yourself, "I have no time" or "I’ll take some time one day." However, we know work is always there, and the demands on our time never end.
3 Important Questions To Help Leaders Gain More Prospective
Coaching entrepreneurs and executive leaders gain the perspective by looking at and answering three questions:
Where are we going? Vision~ Dream~ Mission~Opportunities~Making a Difference
Who is the team that will get us there? Your #1 Team~ Support~ Culture~ Clients~ Advisors~ Stakeholders
What needs to be done today? Problems to Solve~ Projects~ Priorities
A mentor once taught me that leadership brings order out of chaos. Every day, you know the level of chaos that you face. It’s real! Get your thoughts in order. Clarity of thought will bring insights. Now, you can formulate a plan. You’ll know what priority to focus on first and what is second. You will gain perspective faster than you realize.
We encourage leaders to retreat, so you can advance. You can take a step back to get some perspective and move forward. The above three questions offer you some pause; allowing you to communicate with more clarity and confidence. As a leader, people are looking to you for answers!
Leaders Must Discipline Themselves To Be Effective Communicators
Communication is a discipline – something you can start now!
Think about your answers to the 3 questions.
Brainstorm ideas, writing down potential answers.
Highlight any words or statements that grip you.
Commit to sharing those answers – to who and when.
Watch and learn from their response to refine the message.
Communication is a discipline, and leaders use their words!
It’s so important to use yours wisely and make them count. If your words miss the mark, then look at them from another perspective. This will be the first proactive step you take.
If you need help the Advance team provides one free complimentary coaching session. It will help you clarify your answers and give you a plan to communicate more effectively. (We provide a professional coaching experience, not a sales pitch!)
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