Communication is critical to successful leadership. Lady Dorthy Nevill says, “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
A couple of thoughts can help.
Always consider who is listening. This includes the person to whom we are speaking and others who may be in ear shot.
Think before speaking. A minute of good thought can prevent saying the wrong thing, even though we are tempted to appease our own desire.
Remember the greater cause. Our goal is to help others get to heaven. This thought should help us speak more beneficially.