Why It's Vital



Why it's vital

The aim of the Leadership Stage Corporate Mime Theatre is simple: to improve the performance of organizations by developing the ability of its key people to communicate with impact and lead in a more Emotionally Expressive Inspiring way.


The work we do is vital today for the following reasons:

OLD RESPONSES NO LONGER WORK

Command and control models for leading and communicating are over. In the past, a leader’s responsibility as a leader/communicator rested more or less on providing good information and clear direction. People more readily accepted direction. Leaders got away with using communication tools that went little beyond plain facts, graphs and pie charts. Today people demand more.

We have moved beyond seeing leadership and leadership communication as merely functional or transactional to something that is emotionally engaging. It is no longer possible to command commitment, one can only inspire it. 



PEOPLE WANT THEIR LEADERS TO BE EXPRESSIVE

Research shows that the qualities of being Inspiring and Forward Looking are rated well above any others when people are asked what they most want from their leaders. In today’s challenging environment, we believe that, more than ever, the world needs inspirational Expressive leaders and communicators who can awaken within all of us - the spirit of possibility.

We need leaders who can help us see the invisible, dream the improbable and achieve the impossible. We want our leaders to have the capability to inspire us to achieve the extraordinary. 



ONLY THE MEANING MAKERS WILL SURVIVE

The Information Age has morphed into the Conceptual Age where high value is placed on creative, empathetic communicators who can be compelling. In a world over-burdened with information, Conceptual Age communicators go beyond the mere regurgitation of facts, data lists and an over reliance on the power of pure logic.

Today we need to be skilled at distilling key messages, discovering fresh imagery, and designing powerful narratives that create new meaning to engage others at an emotional as well as an intellectual level. The future belongs to such leaders.



THE VOICE IS UNDERESTIMATED IN EVERYDAY BUSINESS

Business professionals rely heavily on the voice but most know little about how it works and how to use it optimally. In the alchemy of leadership, a leader’s voice is an essential ingredient. It can bring words and images to life in a way that transcends the literal meaning of words.

The voice, used well, can animate words to stir emotions, release fresh insight and inspire confident action. The voice can help sustain a sense of possibility in others and transform lives, communities and organizations. 



WE'VE REACHED A NEW FRONTIER FOR LEADERSHIP STAGE EMOTIONALLY EXPRESSIVE COMMUNICATION

Communicators in any field have never before come under so much public scrutiny. The expectations on leaders to be credible, interesting and convincing, as well as having compelling ideas, have never been greater.

Today the world wants character, interest, substance and style. To stand out from the crowd, it is essential to be distinctive, authentic and genuinely engaging if you are to win on-going attention and respect. 



SUCCESS OR FAILURE RIDES ON YOUR SPOKEN WORD

Effective leadership is still largely a matter of communication. Your credibility can depend on how you sound. Our research shows that those in key leadership roles spend at least 90% of their time conducting business orally.

Deals, vital negotiations, critical conversations, key decisions, crucial perceptions, levels of engagement and business outcomes all ride on a leader’s ability to communicate effectively through the spoken word. Yet most business people spend little or no time developing this capability to reach their full potential.


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