The future will be a difficult journey and one that we cannot take alone. Growing relationships is one of the tools in our leadership toolbox that we should reach for early and often. If we wait until a crisis, we risk being too late
When leaders value, grow, and institutionalize relationships—between leaders and led, within the family, and on the international stage—the results are always better.
Words matter in every relationship, and in fact, I have found that the higher you climb the ladder, the more important it is to choose words carefully and with precision. Mark Twain once said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
Communicating is not limited to language. This is where deeds trump talk and actions speak over messages. This is where we have to work at it—consistently. We cannot just e-mail or phone these things in. We need to meet face to face… Martin E. Dempsey. Building Tomorrow's Leaders