Before we speak, before we write, before we act, think first. Two words. Simple enough to say and so difficult to follow.
We live in a reactionary world. We tend to react to our circumstances. Life deals an unfair hand and we react. Someone speaks inappropriately and we react. Others take advantage of us and we react.
Leaders must learn how to act. If we can stop the reaction through our words and actions, then maybe, just maybe, the fallout can be prevented.
The only way to learn this lesson is to “think first.”