TRIPLE III TIME: Leadership & Understandability

Leadership and understandability

Many times those in leadership positions make statements or write notes and assume everyone hearing or reading them “gets” exactly what is being requested or explained.  Assuming people can “read a leader’s mind” is often an operational weakness that if not addressed can have a huge spread of inaccurate information and directives throughout a business or organization.  This challenge of achieving solid UNDERSTANDABILITY is even more pronounced if a leader has that “innovation-spirit” blended into their mode of operation.  So how do we achieve a communication balance with regard to Leadership & Understandability?

I believe the majority of the responsibility in addressing this issue falls with leadership.  First they must establish a culture of innovation understandability within the overall group.  This means ENHANCED COMMUNICATION…openness for asking questions and freedoms for anyone to question the viability of proposed actions.  Next in an effort to combat the inability for people to read the leader’s mind phenomenon, additional detailed WRITTEN-DOWN IDEAS must be a standard leadership practice.

Finally effective leaders must retain a high level of PERSONAL ACCESSIBILITY.  This means that those in charge need to employ a schedule which allows co-workers and colleagues adequate time to share and converse.  There is no way to totally measure the value of ensuring regular accessibility as a leader.  However, operating in an always distant manner will undoubtedly create production and quality voids.

Leadership & Understandability are inevitably linked as important personnel management skill sets.  Emphasize understandability.  This action will enhance your leadership experience on all levels.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on October 1, 2021, in LEADERSHIP - ALWAYS!, Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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