On this day in leadership history in 1933, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his fourth “Fireside Chat.” Roosevelt spoke with familiarity to millions of Americans on current issues and was able to quell rumors and explain his policies. His tone and demeanor communicated self-assurance during times of despair and uncertainty. Roosevelt was one of radio’s greatest communicators, and the fireside chats kept him in high public regard throughout his presidency.
What’s the leadership lesson? Find your version of a fireside chat to engage with your people in a deeper, more authentic way.
FDR Fireside Chats – Wikipedia