Are YOU a GREAT Simplifier?

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“All great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt,

to offer a solution everybody can understand”.

General Colin Powell

Are you a great simplifier?

Can you cut through argument, debate and doubt, and offer a solution that everybody understand?

Or do people struggle sometimes to get your point? Or do some people get the point, and others don’t?

Recently an experienced, senior executive client of mine said that the Powell quote, cut to the core value I provide in my One-on-One training.

Here is a paraphrase of words she sent me:

“You provide a massive amount of experience that allows you to prioritise what person needs, cut to the heart of the matter and target those areas through a process – together with honest, considered feedback.”

Own the Conversation

#1 Over the next seven days reflect on Powell’s quote and at the end each day, grade yourself on a 1-10 scale (1 lowest; 10 highest grade) on how well you delivered simple messages that cut through argument, debate and doubt that everybody could understand.

#2 If the message from my senior executive client resonated with you, contact me for a confidential chat on the process I use with my clients – to see if my services are a good fit for your needs.


p.s. here is 32:00 minute American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (Amcham)podcast where I’m interviewed on topic of:

Be Heard! Why people don’t listen to you and what to do about it.

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