Influence is the language we speak. For example, having influence means we understand the perspective of both the tribal elder who is concerned about the land, and the need for infrastructure and progress through your organization. Having influence also means we can connect seemingly different goals of communities and help them work together toward solutions.
We build trust across cultural boundaries by moving like a hummingbird. It’s the only bird that moves forward, backward, and straight up.
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The top focus for community engagement should be to put oneself in the community’s shoes. You have to understand what the communication style needs are and remain nimble – like a hummingbird.
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