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Identify Your “Sayings” as a Leader and Wise Words You May Have missed …

Good management is worth investing in

Repetition and consistency are vital in the communication of a leader.

Good management is worth investing in

To ensure you’re regularly hitting the important stuff in your communication, consider what your “sayings” are.

What are the things employees consistently hear from you? And what are the things employees should hear from you more consistently?

You might want to adopt sayings around things you think are perennially important for your team to remember. For example, one of mine is “early and often.” I repeat this regularly so people on my team know to bring me any issues they see “early and often.” 

You might also adopt sayings around your team’s strategic objectives. I know one leader who told his marketing team repeatedly, “We look and act like a $100 million marketing organization.”

Instilling this message repeatedly influenced the team to think like the big players in their market—and as it turned out, he later had to increase the dollar amount to reflect their rapid growth. 

So, what are the handful of sayings you will adopt as a leader? Choose them carefully, then use them consistently!

Here is a list of Wise Words you may find helpful or inspiring:

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. —Jim Rohn

My definition of success: When your core values and self-concept are in harmony with your daily actions and behaviors. —John Spence

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. —William Arthur Ward

Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. —Peter Drucker

Let us know what are your favorite leadership and management quotes that you use to inspire your team,


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Alicia Thrasher

Alicia is cofounder and CEO of Manager360. Previously, she brought her leadership, vision, and strategic oversight to many executive positions, including leading programs for eBay/PayPal, Google, and Anheuser-Busch. She is the coauthor, with Joel Trammell, of The Manager's Playbook: Make Exceptional People Management Your Competitive Advantage.

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