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How to Use Writing to Amplify Your Leadership Impact

The case for writing more at work, and a smart guide to getting started

Julia Clavien
May 23 · 13 min read

Why Writing Gives You Bigger Impact

Writing forces greater precision

As an idea moves from talking to writing to coding, the precision level increases.

Writing is more permanent and is available exactly when needed

Writing is more accountable


How to Get Started with Business Writing

When to choose writing

Not an ideal time for writing ;)

1. Identify the opportunity to write

2. Schedule time to write

3. Create the draft

4. Edit

5. Share

6. Prepare for impact


What To Write

Operational writing

Tactical writing

Business glossary examples
Business process examples
Employee on-boarding examples

Strategic writing

OKR template examples
White paper examples

Appendix — Template Resources

Microsoft

Google

Atlassian

Miscellaneous

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Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.