There’s a reason why good leaders speak last. It’s to observe, listen, and learn.
Lousy leaders have a compulsion always to be heard and to weigh in — particularly in matters that don’t concern them.
Good leaders have a compulsion to get it right and help serve others.
Lousy leaders with positional power readily assume all the privileges of the role yet hesitantly accept responsibility.
One of the responsibilities is keeping your mouth shut long enough to let those without power have space and time to voice their concerns, ideas, pain, and hopes.
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