Communication Aspects of Leadership

An important aspect of leadership is understanding how to tailor communication based
upon the recipient of the message. Thinking about the “A Case Study of Environmental
Injustice: The Failure in Flint” topic material, discuss how the public health message you
would send to the affected community would differ from the message you would send to
policymakers. Explain factors you would consider in order to provide ethical, timely
communication, and special considerations that need to be made in order to communicate
with each of these audiences effectively. In replies to peers, agree or disagree with peers
and explain why.

Communication Aspects of Leadership
Effective communication occurs once a comprehensive message is received, sent and,
completely comprehended by the audience. According to Tna (2013), good communication
involves obtaining the correct message to a specific individual at a precise time using a suitable
medium. The audience could have the chance to participate in a productive deliberation of the
message depending on the kind of audience and nature of the message. A fundamental aspect of
leadership incorporates the understanding of ways to tailor communication based on the recipient
of the message. A message could be a combination of psychological and factual elements that
offers message the complete effect instead of overly emotional and dry facts style.
The public health message on the failure in Flint as an environmental injustice could be
communicated to the affected community in a simplified and short way. The message ought to be
complete, concise, and clear and to speak to them in a medium and language that they best
understand. The message should be positive and emphasize on solutions instead of listing the
problems. On the other hand, the message to policymakers needs to be precise and to the point.
The policymakers should understand that it is their responsibility to ensure that the municipal

water is well treated after the diversion of the water source. The message needs to be pertinent to
the concerned audience.
Some factors need to be considered to offer a special consideration, communicate timely
and in an ethical way to the audiences. For instance, the message should have its content based
on facts and accuracy. The language should be relevant to the audience, including the
communication medium (Tna, 2013). Technical jargons should be avoided when talking to the
affected community but could be incorporated when communicating to the professional
policymakers. The language needs to invite engagement and participation where appropriate.
The message ought to be sent to the targeted audience at the appropriate time to have time to act
and understand the message.


Tna. (2013). Effective Communications: Raising the profile of your archive service [Ebook]. The
National Archives.