“Self-confident people don’t need to wrap themselves in complexity and all that clutter that passes for sophistication in business. Self-confident leaders produce simple plans, speak simply, and propose big clear targets.”
In any line of business, have you ever noticed how the most knowledgeable exponents are also able to break concepts down into simple messages? And have you also noticed that the “almost gurus” dazzle their audience with clutter that passes for sophistication?
As Welch states, communicators that lack the thorough understanding of and/or confidence in their subject matter often appear to worry that a simple message will make them look simple.
Simple descriptions, simple terminologies, simple diagrams, simple plans, simple functionality and big clear targets are definitely the way to de-clutter every OSS conversation.