Laugh out loud? Lots of love? Lemon or lime? There can be many meanings for the abbreviation “lol”. In this poster from Southeastern, it stands for “Leaves on line”.
When we communicate with others, we generally assume that we have a shared understanding of the meaning of the words we use. But this can be misleading.
Each one of us is unique, and our brains are all very different due to our upbringing, environment, experiences etc… So a lot of our message content can get lost or misinterpreted.
How often have you thought to yourself “they just don’t understand!!”? Well maybe you haven’t yet found the right words to explain it to them.
As a senior leader it is essential that your messages are understood clearly by both your teams and your stakeholders. The more cluttered your mind, the less focused and impactful your messages will be, and the greater the chance of being misunderstood.
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