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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Challenge #3: Understanding and Perspective

The third challenge for the transformational leader is ensuring a deep and broad organization-wide understanding of the mission, the objectives and the means. This thinking has to be wrapped in a rich and complete narrative that people at all levels can not only understand but also relate to. This means the leader's own perspective and way of looking at things must be sharply defined and skillfully packaged into a storyboard that not only makes sense and connects the dots for others to understand but also fills in the gaps in comprehension that can so often block change, even long-desired change. Storytelling is an essential part of leadership and communication, and it does not always get the consideration ...

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