When to Double Up on Communication

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When we as leaders fail to overcommunicate our intent, goals, progress, values, issues, and dreams, we leave a giant void that others are left to fill on their own. They will each make up a different (usually quite wrong) version of the truth and then will act as if their story is true. The ensuing disharmony and confusion will be quite expensive in lost time, opportunity, people, and good will.

Yuck.

If we think we’ve done enough communicating, if we think people are tired and don’t want to be told anymore, we should double up on showing them the vision, how they contribute, our values, etc.

 

In your corner,

Mike

 

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