Habit 7 – Communicate for impact
With increasingly complex transactions, being able to clearly articulate complex issues to multiple stakeholder groups is essential.
What comes to mind when you think about professional advice? Long, dense letters of advice, 68 page reports?
Over the last couple of decades business communication has become more visual, more succinct and less formal. The professions need to catch up.
“You almost never see a lawyer present decent slides. They are not good at it; they are good at sending the documents; they are good at setting down technical information.”
“If there is an article that was relevant and pertinent to our business I would expect both my advisers and me to have read it and to talk about it within 24-48 hours.”
“It comes back to how do you convert what is a legal document into a series of plans, a series of visualisations of different things for audiences that aren’t lawyers.”
“If we were to need a report whether it was 10/20/60 pages then I would expect as Chairman to get the executive summary and our particular person in charge to be given the report. I am not interested in reading a 60 page report. I want action.”