Sometimes leaders think that communication is what happens when they make a presentation. Or send an email. Or hold a meeting.
In fact, leaders communicate every moment of every day. In their words. By their actions. With their inaction. Because people are watching and adjusting – sometimes to the subtlest of cues.
The minute you step into a leadership position, no matter what level, others begin to look to you for direction and guidance. And as such, what you say is important. Words matter and you can use them to further the worthwhile purpose you are leading. You can also, if not careful, use them to derail and detract and to detour effort.
This post helps you focus your non-verbal cues so that you can lead with clarity, congruence, consciousness.