Many leaders have a keen sense of what needs to be done to improve an organization.
However, when communicating direction, some leaders fail because of how messages are delivered.
Poor delivery often occurs because the leader has not sought the Holy Spirit and delivers instruction void of anointing. Leaders who are led by the Holy Spirit seek God to help in the proper delivery of words meant to help the team.
"How" a message is delivered is as important as the content of the instruction.
People who must listen to leaders have different learning styles and abilities. Decoding of instructions is often flawed due to sociological and cultural frames of reference. We may all listen to the same message, yet take away varying opinions of what was heard.
The Holy Spirit provides leaders with insight and empathy for delivering a message in a godly manner.
Body language matters. Intonation matters. The eyes matter.
Pray before speaking to a team. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak through you in every meeting.
"But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you" (John 14:26).
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Platform Tip No. 17
Not all platforms are alike.
Audiences vary among more factors than age and gender. Lifestyle factors impact platforms to "over-deliver" to certain audiences.
Pinterest is effective at delivering information directed to a lifestyle. A Facebook message doesn't belong on the Pinterest platform ... even if pinned with a pretty picture.
Your message is likely meant to help people with particular needs. What platform will best aggregate the people you are trying to reach? Find out where your need-group hangs out and show up there every day.
Don't be misled by audience size. Composition matters most.
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