The Power of Communication by James Rodgers (Rowdy)
Our digital world is filled with constant tweets, updates, blogs, television, ipods, and more. Pockets protect our hand held computers that keep track of our schedules, email, texts, and the occasional angry bird while also serving as our telephone device. We live in a digital communication world where our fingers have learned to be our voice.
As you prepare to lead this summer, it’s important to remember why communication is a key aspect of leadership. Sure, there will be times when sending a text or email will suffice, but when it comes to vision casting, details, discipline and so many other areas, the tone of your voice needs to be heard. As a father, I’ve learned to use different tones to communicate directly with my kids. They know, by the sound of my voice, if I’m serious, joking, angry or upset. Your team needs to hear your voice and as a leader, you need to be ready to communicate effectively.
When the times comes to communicate the vision for your team, let them hear your passion. When talking through details and plans, make sure they know you are serious. As you discipline, make sure they hear love and forgiveness. And remember, don’t get so wrapped up in all of your own details that you forget to encourage your team when they do well.