Mark Hammer

It depends on the size of the organization.

The more layers there are between the leader and the brunt of the rank-and-file, the less leadership speeches have anything to do with the daily life and experience of the majority of staff, and the more it has to do with the content of all those meetings that senior management is in on. So, it’s boring because it is not seen as relevant.

In contrast, if the owner of a mom-and-pop business with 10 employees sat down to talk with staff, you can bet that there would be very little that is NOT of relevance to the employees.