Have you ever heard the expression, “Measure twice, cut once?”
The same thought can be applied to our words, both verbal and written. Learning to think twice before we speak is a powerful component to leading. Consider the following.
1) Before we speak, consider how our words will influence those who hear them. Will our words build them up or tear them down, heal or hurt?
2) Thinking twice helps develop concise clarity. We lose the attention of others when unprepared and we ramble through something we attempt to say.
When we think twice before speaking, we enhance the quality of our leadership communication.