Aside from the spoken word, the written word is essential for communication. Pastors and business leaders alike need to effectively communicate in writing.
As I have perused the classified ads and surfed through job openings, I have noticed that writing is an essential component for leadership roles.
Why is writing essential for leadership? There are several reasons why, so let’s name a few:
- It reinforces what you spoke.
- It is a part of communication.
- It is a point of reference for the people that you lead.
- Not everyone needs to be in the same room to get the message.
- You can reach a broader audience.
Even God knew that there was power in the written word. He enlightened about 40 men to write His inerrant word. We use that word as a guide to live by. Apparently He also knew that writing is beneficial to leaders. Look at what he says in his word.
“And then God answered: Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run.” Habakkuk 2:2 (The Message Bible)
As a pastor, I have seen the benefits of writing. It helps people see the vision. It helps the congregation see your heart. The written word makes the vision seem more official.
Therefore, pastors and leaders, let’s write, let’s motivate and encourage our groups not just through the spoken word but through the written word.
What do you think, is writing essential for leadership? Why or why not?