Brilliant leadership – get more done

12th December 2017

The best leaders get things done.

So they must be great at getting people to do things.

And this means their communications always contain a Call To Action – “now that you’ve heard me, please do this”.

Do your communications do this?

Do your meetings end with ‘Actions Arising’ – not AOB?

Do your presentations’ final slides contain ‘Next Steps’ – not ‘Thank you’?

Do your emails end ‘Please can you do X?’ – not ‘I look forward to hearing from you’?

When you think about it, if you want someone to do something, you have to ask them to do something.

And that’s the #1 rule of communication – it’s supposed to cause something to happen.

That’s the point of it.

And, that’s why my Tuesday Tips always end with an action point. And here’s this week’s…

Action Point

Two Calls to Action:

  1. Review the end of your most recent email, agenda and presentation. Did you ask people to DO something? If not, change the next one, so you do.
  2. Click on this link, and see if you think its contents will help you communicate better. If so, there’s a lovely Call To Action! Here’s the link…

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