Leaders are admired for their ability to communicate and persuade others to follow them. If you aspire to be a leader, whether in your business or simply in your family, you need to learn how to communicate effectively.
- First be an astute observer. You cannot draw conclusions or assess trends unless you keep an eye on the world around you. Pay attention to details, look for patterns and think about how these relate to the sphere you want influence.
- Study and practice the art of communication…both written and verbal. If you want people to follow you, you have to deliver your message in a compelling way. Your passion has to show through and your words have to be simple, clear and inspiring.
- Find a way to get the word out. As any author will tell you, just writing a book doesn’t put it in the hands of those who would be interested in what you have to say. You need to build a forum for your ideas.