Advice for New Leaders

Are you communicating clearly?

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In this backstage interview from Leadercast Women 2019, Laura Ling, award-winning journalist and TV host, shares her tips for people who are starting out in a position of leadership.

One piece of advice she shares is the importance of communicating clearly. “Being a clear communicator is really key,” says Laura. “When you can articulate the mission and vision of what you're trying to accomplish… in a very cohesive way, then people understand their place, their role and how they can help in that path to success.”

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For people who are just starting out in a position of leadership, I would say that being a clear communicator is really key. So when you can articulate the mission and vision of what you're trying to accomplish—and the roadmap, how to get there—in a very cohesive way, I think then people understand their place, their role and how they can help in that path to success.

I would also say something that I just said to my 5-year-old son who started kindergarten. You know, he thinks that he's this big boss and he knows everything and I said, "Kai, you need to lead by example, dude. Right? "You don't have to be first in line because you think you're the boss. What if you let somebody else go first so that you can be an example of kindness?"

And I would say that to a new leader too: Lead by example. A lot of times when we're just starting, we're the boss, we think that we're supposed to, you know, tell people what to do. I think it's important to show up, do the work and, again you know, lead by example.
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Laura Ling

Laura Ling is an award-winning journalist and TV and web host who exposes the world to critical global issues. She is the host of Conquered on Z Living Network, and is the director of development for Discovery Digital Networks. In Mar...

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