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The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
-- Kenneth Blanchard
 

 

Monday, June 10, 2024

Say what

Say what must be said, what adds value to the situation or discussion. But know also when you’ve said enough.

Say what is for you to say, what comes from your experience and knowledge. But stop short of putting words in someone else’s mouth, and let others say for themselves what is theirs to say.

Say what is appropriate for the time and place and circumstance. Leave the other things you have to say for other times.

Say with precision what is accurate. But don’t get so obsessed and verbose with the facts that you fail to communicate the truth.

Say what you’re honestly able to say. And when you don’t know what to say, be honest about that, and say so.

Say what matters, and be quiet about what doesn’t. Speak with truth, with purpose, with respect, and with consideration for all that could happen because of what you say.

— Ralph Marston

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