I had the opportunity last week to share my thoughts on 21st Century Communications at the IABC World Conference, as well as the Business Development Institute’s (BDI), Social Media & Internal Communications Summit.
In developing my perspective, I pulled together the best-of-the-best strategies that work from our clients who are leading in the global communications arena, and from my travels. The result are the Top Ten Principles for leaders, organizations, and communication professionals.
My intention in developing these principles is three-fold:
- To continue to advance the dialogue on the critical topic of communications
- To elevate the importance of communications and how it’s inextricably linked to leadership
- To provide perspective on what’s possible (and possibly essential) to survive and thrive today
Here’s an overview of my Top Ten. In the coming weeks, I’ll expand on each of the topics below:
Character is a differentiator
No one leadership style is preferred
There’s a greater need to imagine and advance a vision
People really are the greatest asset
Everyone is a leader
There’s a greater focus on self
Change is the norm
Change is constant and leaders increasingly need to be able to deal with ambiguity and adapt to change.
Employees everywhere have the same fundamental communication needs
More and better listening, individually and systematically
The communication system is better honed to manage overload and inefficiencies
What resonates with you? How do you see things? I’d value your thoughts and reaction.