12 Laws of Leadership

12 Laws of Leadership : Law of Communication

12 Laws of Leadership : Law of Communication

Let’s talk about leadership and the Law of Communication!

12 Laws of Leadership

 

Rock star leaders master the art of effective communication and they are rock star communicators. Many leadership experts around the world say that communication is really the secret sauce in leadership. I tend to agree because if you don’t have communication or if it’s piss-poor, you’re not going to have an engaged staff, you’re not going to cultivate their vision, you’re not going to be able to communicate that and embody it and have everybody rally around your vision, your mission, your values, your goals. It’s just impossible to do long term.

3 Reasons the Law of Communication is Important

 There are lots  of reasons why communication is important in leadership. Here are three big ones from my perspective. The three biggest reasons that communication is an important law in leadership is:

  1.  When you communicate, you are connecting with another person and you are inspiring them. That’s the goal. Connection and inspiration. Communication is your avenue to connection and inspiration.
  2. You’ve GOT to communicate in order to build alignment and get things done. Bottom line.
  3. Leaders need to know how to read between the lines and understand not only what IS being said but what ISN’T being said. That skill, talent, and ability to truly read people and their energy in addition to the actual words they are saying is key. Whether you use Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), expert body language or other patterns and strategies to really understand what’s being said, how it’s being said and what’s not being said so that you  know what the right questions are to ask and how to really diagnose a problem is super important See, communication isn’t just about words. It’s about body language. Most of our communication is around body language. It’s, obviously, the words, too, but that’s actually a very small percentage.

 

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  One ninja tip around the law of communication is that no matter how big the venue is… whether you are in front of one person or ten thousand people, speak to one person. I hope this has been helpful. I look forward to more discussion around communication and our next law of leadership.

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Tandy is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to lead their business like a rockstar CEO. Tandy has studied, taught, led, coached and spoken for over 30 years in the fields of leadership, human resources and life success. She helped the University of Phoenix grow and scale from 13k - 480k students while saving millions in costs and having one of the most highly engaged team across the organization. Tandy spent 25 years as a corporate executive, 10 years as a faculty member and successful entrepreneur and did all this while kicking cancer's butt 4 times. Tandy is spiritual woo-woo with a 5-point business plan wrapped into one. She is a 6-time bestselling author and a mom. She believes to expand your impact, legacy and influence, you must learn how to scale as you grow, lead high performing teams and lead yourself. This is key to making more money, saving precious time, having creative flexibility and serving the world the way only you can.

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22 replies
  1. Lorii Abela
    Lorii Abela says:

    This is so true. Some people may even open their mouth but completely mean the opposite. Nevertheless, I am also reading Non-violent Communication by Rosenberg. This book introduces a way to peel the onion so to speak in order to find the true meaning of what one is saying.

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      The book you are reading sounds interesting, Lorii. Communication in all forms is critical. The more knowledgeable we are about verbal and non verbal communication and our tone of voice, the more effective we are.

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  2. Meghan
    Meghan says:

    I LOVE this statement: “Communication is your avenue to connection and inspiration.” To me, content is an important and essential communication tool that helps us to connect and inspire as well as attract the right people to ourselves. Leaders strategically use their content to communicate with their followers and form bonds. Great points!

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  3. Kristen Wilson
    Kristen Wilson says:

    So true.. communication is absolutely REQUIRED when you own a business, have employees, family and friends.. etc. You have to be a good communicator or stuff falls through the cracks.. I think this one… I KILL the heck out of… GREAT communicator and I try to share in various ways, provide examples and such to be sure it is understood AS desired.

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  4. Candess M Campbell
    Candess M Campbell says:

    Love these laws Tandy. I totally agree. I was a presenter at a workshop a few years ago and the woman putting it on was really out of touch with the presenters and the audience and it turned out to be less that it could have been. Being present to others and using all of your senses to read and communicate with others is critical to good leadership.
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  5. Beverley Golden
    Beverley Golden says:

    There is no question for me that communication is the key to all relationships, Tandy! I remember hearing that most communication happens in the listening and in the space between what each party says. What we see very often is people not listening, but just waiting to speak and get their points across. It takes practice to be a good and empathic listener. It is so key to being a good leader too. Your three points are all equally valid and without one, the others fall short. Thanks for sharing and for communicating your message in such a clear way.

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Well said, Beverley. So often we listen to reply rather than listening to understand. Thanks for your thoughtful comments.

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  6. lori English
    lori English says:

    Tandy,
    This is a great article and I learn more about the law of attraction and this way of thinking is very interesting to me. Thanks for the great nija tip speak to one person. Great post!

    Lori English

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      You are so welcome for the ninja tip! As a speaker, talking to one person is key to connecting with others.

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