As we age, one of the senses that is most affected is our sense of sight. We develop a hard time reading words, especially if they were written in small letters. Our vision becomes blurry, preventing us from seeing things with clarity.
How we see things is not in any way different from how we communicate them. Misunderstandings arise once we fail to communicate a message in a manner that it must be conveyed.
When I was a kid, we often played the game “pass the message.” Have you played it? As a team, we passed on a message from one end of the line to the other end. The goal is for the message to reach the last person, in its full original content. However, it never happened. Without fail, when the last person received the message, it was already a different one. What went wrong? There was information but no communication.
Communication is the key to effective leadership. A leader’s role is not confined to simply relaying information. Communication requires a connection to effectively resonate with your group. Know your audience. What is their level of maturity? How relevant is your message to them? Is it the best time to send out the message? Once these things are in place, your information disseminated will now be a communication experience.
Practicing what you preach is another way to communicate. The best way to motivate a team is when their leaders set the example to them, not in words but in action.
These are the cores of my latest podcast episode – Are You Communicating?
I have witnessed businesses come and go, not because there was no demand for them, but things just did not work out as a result of poor communication in the organization. I would like to refrain from seeing things go to waste, when in the first place, the matter can be addressed accordingly. That is why I came up with this podcast. That is why I developed Journeys of Inspiration.
As a motivational speaker and coach, I believe in the power of communication. It is a gift we all have but we have to hone that gift to make it grow and make it a tool. A tool that will enable us to empower people and help them make better changes in their lives and be successful.