Abraham Lincoln said, “The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.” Leaders are in the business of communicating. Be it with spoken words or written, communication is essential to your craft. And yet one of the hardest disciplines to master is that of silence. It’s especially difficult when you have something blunt to say in a moment of anger or frustration and the words you are tempted to use may not be appropriate. As a leader it’s important that the words you choose and are used at the right time. Rather than eat your words later it might be good to take a deep breath, resist the urge, and zip your lips! You will be glad you did.
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