It is interesting to watch candidates listen and formulate their answers in such a way that shows their knowledge and leadership skills. The candidates often had to deflect negative accusations on some type of behavior or action that occurred in their past. I thought overall, the candidates did a great job of addressing the issues and providing more information to support their views. Many candidates reflected on their past accomplishments and gave specific examples. It is critical that people have some background regarding your knowledge and experience. Finally, each candidate had to provide some type of vision of how they intended to address current and future issues affecting the country.
As I listened and watched these candidates I couldn’t help but think there is a powerful message here. People really want to connect with great people. As leaders and managers it is imperative that our co-workers understand where we stand on company issues and the types of values we work from with respect to making decisions. In addition, our audience is not only our workforce environment, but our clients and community.
What type of message are we sending out?
Can people really connect with our message?
Is our message a recognizable one in our workplace, community, online?
It may be time to start looking at taking a look at our own company campaign. Is everyone unified with respect to our own company message? What is that message?
This article is written more from a starting point. I need to digest this a bit more and really look at the total picture. More to come…
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