Words have meaning.
Talking in shorthand is helpful, but only to the extent that both parties understand the jargon, acronyms, or phrases. This week’s tool and video will help you to explore the shorthand you use and ask you to consider if your message recipients – employees, customers, or partners – genuinely understand what you are saying. As you fill out the tool, consider the gaps in your communication and identify what you can do to fill them.
Patrick Leddin, PhD is a speaker, global leadership consultant, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University with a thriving leadership blog and podcast, and 25-years of leadership experience. He offers an unparalleled mix of academic rigor and real-world experience.