Ninety percent of leadership success is about effective communication. Think about it – whatever you think, do and say is a result of how you are communicating with yourself. This is then demonstrated and communicated to and discussed with different “audiences” – with the goal of educating, convincing, influencing, inspiring, leading, directing, engaging and motivating. The best leaders ensure that their Communication serves and upholds their purpose, values and goals – for others’ benefit, for their own and for their organisations.
The WholeBeing Communication model is a complete framework to further develop and enable leaders to communicate in a highly impactful, authentic and joined-up way that is congruent with their vision, purpose and objectives. It takes six main areas of communication into account:
- Leader Being
- Vocal impact
- Visual Impact
This is about taking Me, Us, and Others into consideration in a conscious, purposeful way – continually as we go about our days – whether one is an entrepreneur, a corporate leader, a manager, a project lead or any other kind of leader.
When and where do leaders have ideal, natural opportunities for Optimal WholeBeing Communication?
- Board meetings
- Strategy development sessions
- Department updates
- Round table discussions
- Project meetings and updates related to all of the above
- Meetings with external stakeholders
- Walking around the office
- Social media
- Whenever leaders are thinking and planning for the above.
The WholeBeing Communicator doesn’t stand still, because business never stands still! WholeBeing Communication is a continuous cycle, and doing it right requiring leaders to constantly challenge themselves to ensure their leadership communication remains clear, purposeful, relevant and effective.