I have been fortunate to mentor under some “Out of This World” leaders. Their ability to guide a team from concept to completion was nothing short of legendary. Each had their own dynamic skillset that propelled them to the top of the heap, but no one skill was more prevalent among successful people than the ability to communicate. While working with them, I rarely, if ever witnessed a communication breakdown.
Actually, communication is so valuable we have: created laws to protect it, hired marketers to craft it, and elevated those that master it, like “Gary Vee” or “Tony Robbins”. Why is that? Because communication frames the roots of our societal DNA. Through this lens of great communicators, we can start to see how poor communication is costly and frustrating. The ability is innate, and it’s up to you as a person to cultivate it.
That being said…communication is difficult to master. The crux lies in its quality (particularly important for the message of safety) which on its own is a moving target. Let’s take a moment to explain. Communication has many variables, but we’ll start with the basics. Communication will always include 3 parts, a Sender, a Message, and a Receiver. Each part has a specific role to play in order to be successful. Visually, it would resemble the infographic above or the table below.