An important development I see emerging in my conversations with clients is the need to be clearer in what they say and do. Life has changed for many people, personally and professionally – and it is more important than ever to be able to explain it well and where necessary, make changes and take action.
Clarity takes courage, not polish. By courage I mean the will to resist saying and doing things in the same old way. Not just polishing messages to ‘sound better’ or ‘different’ by rearranging the words or emphasis. By courage I also mean doing your homework so that what you say and do is truly relevant to those who matter most to you.
For many the personal and professional dust is beginning to settle. Some like what they see and some don’t. Some still can’t see anything but are expected to have an opinion. Wherever your situation, keep in mind that real clarity has relevance at its heart.