Monday, April 04, 2011

Three Tips to effectively communicate your vision

As a leader, it's your job to craft a vision for your team, unit, or division. Once you know what that is, you need to be able to communicate it to a wide audience in a way that they can understand, relate to — and ultimately believe in. Here are three ways to do that:
  1. Repeat yourself. To rally people around your vision, you need to remind them of your message and reinforce what you are trying to achieve. Don't worry about sounding like a broken record.
    (Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) used to repeat his sayings thrice. eg. Once Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) kept his hand over his heart and said "Piety (Taqwa) is here! Piety (Taqwa) is here! Piety (Taqwa) is here!)
  2. Make it two-way. Don't pick up a megaphone. Be sure to create dialogue around your message so that people hear it and understand it.
    (Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) used to raise a question and then provide the answer.)
  3. Put out calls to action. Don't just tell people what you imagine for the future, ask for their help in making it a reality. Be specific about what you want people to do and why.
    (The whole life of the Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) is ample testimony to this trait)
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