One of the roles of Today’s Leaders is to remind people what matters most – and to do that in the simplest possible manner. As the leader you must repeat this message again and again and again.
A simple technique that is useful is called: The Strategy on a Hand. [How the Best CEO’s Get the Work Done. James Allen. September 27, 2016. HBR]
Your thumb represents the “Why”. This is the “Why do you exist” message. This message must be simple, concise and clear. Your remaining fingers are the “What” – What you do to make the “Why” happen?
I recommend this approach for two reasons:
- It forces you to be concise and clear.
- It’s easy to remember.
Once you have developed this strategy, you’ve got it! At a moment’s notice you can effectively share your “Why” and “What.”
All the best to you,