I Need a Simple Signal
Signaling is a technique successful leaders use to connect with various audiences— while speaking to what may look like, on the surface, one homogenous audience.
If you ask me, signaling is itself a sign. That a person has learned to work with words in an optimal way. Some people might call this "spin," and I suppose it could be. I prefer to call it wisdom, savvy, and skill.
This week over at TheHighCalling.org, Marcus called us to work with words through the practice of writing poetry. I can't think of a better way to develop a keen sense of language and learn the subtle art of signaling.
So, if you want a simple way to become a better leader, consider writing poetry. (Besides, all the cool business men are doing it.)
stick in our throats,
when we haven't learned
to loosen them
with a little tea