Grandfather Clocks and Communication

My grandfather used to build, out of all things, grandfather clocks. I don’t know much about the craft, but I know the clocks he created were consistent.

They ticked consistently, rang every hour, and at some consistent interval needed to be reset.

Communication is a lot like a grandfather clock.

Communication requires consistent intervals with the right mix of redundancy, focus on big ideas, and the occasional reset.

Yesterday, I shared the one year birthday of my school leadership podcast, and “communication” was one of the most listened to episode this year.

I’m curious to know what you think about communication or any of the topics we discuss. Let me know your thoughts or a leave me a question at