The word leadership gets brought up in many discussions. It is the way in which we grow, modify and change our organizational or individual strategy. One characteristic I see many strong leaders sharing is their consistency in behavior. As a solid leader, your actions (what you say, what you do, where you spend your time, what you deem important, the decisions you make, etc.) are being observed and analyzed by others and, thus, demand consistency. This way, the people under you will not be confused, surprised or caught off guard. And, remember it is not the person’s title that makes…
Communications is an integral part of our society. On a daily basis, babies cry for food, teens negotiate with their parents, and adults convey their thoughts to their peers. However all of the previous examples are considered ineffective unless the audience understands the message that you are trying to present.
Take the last sentence for instance; did you understand what I was trying to say?
Probably not. That sentence was neither clear, consistent, nor creative, and did not display my content in a way that made a connection with you, the reader.
Think of your favorite speakers-Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, or my personal favorite, Mahatma Gandhi. All of these speakers use the Five C’s of Effective Communications unintentionally, and it makes them stronger communicators.
The Five C’s of Effective Communications include clarity, consistency, creativity, content, and connections. If you simply include these qualities of communications in your daily life, your business and personal relations will improve.
In the next five blog posts I will go more in depth with each “C.” By the end of this blog series, you will be prepared to take on the world- at least in terms of communications.
Until next time,
(Intern with Sauers Consulting Strategies)