Do not impress people with data. Data is garbage to those who do not understand. Instead, connect with people through stories. But first, you need to answer this: what is your story?
Those who can make sense of data have the power to inform us. They do not just see numbers, they see patterns and they can tell us what these patterns mean. This is why we make those who can interpret data our teachers.
But we make leaders of those who can see the big idea from data. They do not see just numbers and words and pictures — they see the story.
Our problem is not information overload. Believe me, we have not consume much information yet. Our problem as leaders lies in our ability to find the big idea – and tell our stories.
Tell your story.