As a leader, it’s your job to craft a vision for your team, unit, or division. Once you know what that is, you need to be able to communicate it to a wide audience in a way that they can understand, relate to — and ultimately believe in. Here are three ways to do that:
* Repeat yourself. To rally people around your vision, you need to remind them of your message and reinforce what you are trying to achieve. Don’t worry about sounding like a broken record.
* Make it two-way. Don’t pick up a megaphone. Be sure to create dialogue around your message so that people hear it and understand it.
* Put out calls to action. Don’t just tell people what you imagine for the future, ask for their help in making it a reality. Be specific about what you want people to do and why.
Adapted from the Harvard ManageMentor module, “Leading and Motivating.”