The Five Messages Leaders Must Manage

  • by John Hamm, Harvard Business Review
  • Narrated by Harvard Business Review
  • 0 hrs and 35 mins
  • Periodical

Publisher's Summary

If you want to know why so many organizations sink into chaos, look no further than their leaders' mouths. Over and over, leaders present grand, overarching - yet fuzzy - notions of where they think the company is going. They assume everyone shares their definitions of "vision," "accountability," and "results." The result is often sloppy behavior and misalignment that can cost a company dearly. Effective communication is a leader's most critical tool for doing the essential job of leadership.- From the May 2006 issue of Harvard Business Review.


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Great insight, right to the point

An easy listen, I've often reviewed my work against these five key messages. Almost always, I go back and revise my communications to better reflect at least one of these elements.
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- Chuck


This is a Great and ear as well thought opening experience. I have listened to over 10 times and each time I grab a new nugget of absolutely worthwhile information, then I immediately share it with my team!!!
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- omar

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2006
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing