What is a “Power Lead”? A power lead is a positive statement that frames what follows in a confident, decisive, affirmative manner:

“This is really going to make a difference.”

“I’m excited about this.” “This is powerful.”

“It’s challenging and at the same time we have a meaningful opportunity here.”

And if you are tested to come up with a power lead, avoid the “pitfall lead”: You aren’t going to like this” or “I’ve got some bad news” or “I’ve got a bad problem”. I hear these way too often. Much better:

“I need your help on something” or

“Could you assist me with find a solution?” or

“We are working on something that I’d like to keep you informed on”.

Love that last one; retains ownership while reporting fully.

Closing Quotes:

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes

“The quality of your communication determines the size of your result.” – Meir Ezra

“There is no communication that is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.” – Luigina Sgarro

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Tony Robbins

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier