Leadership Lesson #20: The Beauty of Clarity

The simplest definition of leadership is influencing others to do something while working towards a common goal or agenda. In 2022, I’m focusing on becoming a better leader in all areas of my life. As I grow, I’m sharing lessons and stories along the way. Thanks for tuning in and I hope something I share resonates with you in your leadership (influence) journey. 

As a leader, there’s nothing more frustrating than thinking you clearly explained a project or goal only to realize that it was not clearly received.  Providing clarity to those around you as you give direction, projects or set goals is imperative for an exceptional leader.  Being able to state objectives in a way that everyone involved understands saves much back and forth and usually produces the desired end result.   When clarity is not present, it leads to frustration, confusion, disorder, and in many cases, unachieved goals.   Communicating with clarity takes time and intentionality to ensure the message is given and received correctly.  

Can you think of a time when your message wasn’t received in the way you thought it was?  Did you correct the situation?  If so, what did you do?

Think about a time when clarity was present.  What are some of the things that allowed for the clarity?

~Coletta Jones Patterson

Coletta is an author, speaker, life coach and business executive who is passionate about helping others get unstuck. She hosts a beyond stuck podcast and has written seven inspirational books. Connect with Coletta at info@moveu4ward.com. 

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