As leaders — yes, even as human beings — we communicate every day. Often, our communication is done verbally. We communicate via email, text, and social media. We communicate in our blogs. We communicate constantly, and usually without thinking about how we’re coming across. Here are five laws that can help to improve your communication.
Why is communication such a big deal?
A word about the importance of communication is in order here. In the book of James, we read that a person who communicates carelessly (i.e., “does not bridle his tongue”) has a worthless religion (James 1:26). It’s so serious that James levels the charge of having a worthless religion. Later in his letter, James explains that our communication, referred to by the “tongue” metonymy, carries the potential of a spark in a tinder-dry forest — inflammatory. It is like the rudder of a ship — powerful. It is like a microbe that can infiltrate and devastate the entire body. It is like the untamable ferocity of a wild animal. It is like a world of unrighteousness. (See James 3:1-12) [Read more…] about Why Don’t You Understand Me? Apply These Five Laws of Communication