Speaking as a Leader: How To Lead Every Time You Speak
特性 1 领导者心中都有愿景和使命
Step 1 Think like a leader
To speak like a leader, you've got to be prepared to take the stage and inspire, influence and move others. Leaders see every speaking situation as an opportunity to motivate others. You need to know your audience and then have the wherewithal to inspire them rather than merely informing them. You also have to be skilled at listening and learning from others to be a good leader.
Solid mental preparation is the first step in being able to speak like a leader. If you analyze the way leaders speak, there are some key characteristics they have which you will need to acquire for yourself before you can do the same.
Characteristic 1 Leaders have a vision and a mission in mind
Leaders don't just speak to pass the time with their friends. They have a vision for where their organization needs to head in the future and they then take every opportunity to describe that vision. For example, Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google says Google's vision is to: "Take the entire world's information and make it accessible and useful to everyone." Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, states Facebook's vision as: "Making the world more open and connected."
When describing a vision in this way:
■ Stay focused on a single mission which you can describe in one sentence. Send one message.
■ Lift your listeners by inspiring and lifting. Your vision needs to be positive, not negative.
■ Make sure what you're describing is attainable. If it's unrealistic, people will become demoralized.
■ Your vision should be encompassing and describe what you're mandated to do.
"Place yourself in the tradition of leaders who speak with a vision that is focused, positive, attainable, and encompassing, and let that vision shape everything you deliver. Commit to it in your speeches, presentations, meetings, and off-the-cuff comments. A vision is a living thing: if you broadcast it continually, in all your interactions, others will believe in it, act on it, and with your leadership turn your vision into a reality."
— Judith Humphrey
- 步骤1 像领导者一样思考
- 步骤 2 跟着领导者的脚本走
- 步骤 3 使用领导者的语言
- 步骤 4 展现领导者的风范
- MAIN IDEA
- Step 1 Think like a leader
- Step 2 Follow the leader's script
- Step 3 Use leadership language
- Step 4 Project a leader's presence