“LEADERS can afford to be uncertain, but (they) cannot afford to be UNCLEAR.”
“UNCERTAINTY is not an indication of poor leadership… the temptation is to think, ‘If I were a good leader, I would know exactly what to do.’
Increased responsibility means dealing with more and more intangibles and, therefore, more complex uncertainty.
LEADERS can afford to be uncertain, but (they) cannot afford to be UNCLEAR.
People will not follow fuzzy leadership.”
Pretty self-explanatory quote from Andy Stanley as cited in John Maxwell’s wonderful article in the latest Success Magazine.
• CLEAR… LEADERSHIP.
• CLEAR… GOALS.
• CLEAR… ROLES & RESPONSIBILITY.
• CLEAR… ACCOUNTABILITY.
• CLEAR… DIRECTION.
And, of course, a CLEAR (and Concise, Compelling and Consistent)… MESSAGE.