The leader may better understand the importance of communication if he understands that communication is not just essential; it is essence. All that I have in this world is the projection of my consciousness. I am communication. And more, I am predicating myself into a social context, which is why I cannot ignore the social dynamic, which is why I cannot deny the importance of empathy. Empathy is identification (incarnation). Identification is the ultimate act of hearing. Hearing is the prerequisite of communication. Without hearing, the communicator cannot encode in the language of the receiver. The effective leader understands communication as essence and empathy as identification.