“Speak Human Please” by Charles Lee:
“During a leadership meeting last year at Mosaic, I heard Erwin McManus share about the inability of many faith leaders to “speak human.” He was referencing the lack of ability in many faith leaders to speak in a way that could be understood by those outside of their particular faith context.
I think there is a principle here that is true of any profession or group/tribe. Whether you’re leading an organization, business, or movement, it’s vitally important to develop the ability to communicate well with those who may not be familiar with your vernacular or glossary….
Ask yourself some of these questions:
- Would someone outside of our organization or business really understand our language and mission?
- Do you spend intentional time developing and choosing words that build bridges and creates access to those on the “outside”?
- Why do you use the words you do and who is it intended for? Think layers and context.
For the rest of Charles Lee’s article, go to http://www.charlestlee.com/business.