The Power of Clarity and Purpose

“Those that can express themselves in words that cannot be misunderstood have more power and more value.” – Harry Beckwith


Today I fired through about 40 tasks and 120 emails. I had about 50 key decisions to make along with numerous conversations. It is a typical day for me. I do not have the luxury I had ten years ago to go slower. Reality and business has sped up. The cycles I spend deciphering and deciding cost me if I have to weed through ambiguity.


Your ability to move information to decisions and actions will be proportionate to your success. If you are still stuck on something that should have been decided, handed off or done, then those are signs that you are being left behind.

Just like physical exercise, one of the key training grounds for you as a knowledge worker is to get better month after month in your articulation. Focus on how precise your language is and if you can convey meaning, thought, action or inspiration quickly. Watch your influence grow.

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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