Students often prefer essay questions. Primarily, because they have an opportunity to write enough “fluff” to maybe hit the right answer. Sadly, our approach to leadership can be the same.
Allowing uncertainty and a lack of clarity to be clouded with the minutia of indirectness is common. When we finish, no one seems to know what was communicated.
How can we be more succinct when communicating?
Write it down.
Good communication is the result of thinking deeply, writing, rewriting, and rewriting until we are succinct.
The same applies when communicating orally.