What Difference Does It Make?

As a manager, how do you handle the many opinions that swirl in your mind everyday? The greatest temptation is to just express them. 
Letting your team know what your thinking about every action seems to make sense. Until, that is, you step back and think about it. So, what's the best approach?

First, ask yourself if what you are saying will bring clarity to the situation. 
If you are only going to confuse what's being done, then think before you speak. Second, how can you express your opinion in a way that is encouraging rather than deflating?  Your ideas will always carry more weight than you realize.  

And third, what happens if you say nothing? Your words should always add encouragement or direction. It took me years to learn to appreciate the wisdom of an unexpressed opinion!

Be encouraged,

Posted on July 15, 2015 .