When you communicate with those you lead, what type of language do you use?
Yes, that is a loaded question that addresses everything from using vulgarity as many TV and movie writers would have you believe is prevalent in all business, to using flowering words that somehow is intended to reflect the brilliance of the leader.
Dave Ramsey, mentor to millions of business owners, openly shares his failures as well as successes as a small business person as he grew into a corporate icon.
While reading Ramsey’s book, EntreLeadership, I centered in on his view on five enemies of unity that may affect your team.
-> Poor Communication – Not connecting well with timely and appropriate communication.
-> Lack of Shared Purpose – Buy-in of the organization’s clearly articulated purpose and direction is a must for successful operation.
-> Gossip – Talking behind another’s back is a sure way to destroy team unity.
-> Unresolved Disagreements – Allowing discord among team members will destroy unity and productivity
-> Sanctioned Incompetence – Nobody wants to work where the leader has different standards for different people, leading to lack of trust.
Sol says… “Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips; how much worse are lies for a ruler.” ~ Proverbs 17:7
As you lead, keep you communication simple and easy to understand, building trust and strength.
Make it a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.