Look, this is an uncomfortable truth: just because there are weekly meetings, progress reports, strategy presentations or results, it doesn’t mean you are communicating – and therefore leading.
Talking is not the same as communicating, because many times it is just a transactional act: giving instructions, reports, etc. It is essential for a leader to have conversations, listen, and respond to what matters to their stakeholders. Otherwise, we see a lot of monologue that bears little fruit. What do you think?
(In transactional conversation, language is used to transmit information or discuss content; in interactional conversation, it is used to develop and maintain a social relationship: Brown, G. and Yule, G. (1983). Discourse Analysis)
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