The Most Important Words a Leader Can Speak

Fictional character, Albus Dumbledore, in the film, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, reminds great leaders of the power of words: “Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” They are thoughts that have come alive.  Wisely chosen and humbly delivered, they can change the world and the lives of those who hear them.

Denis Waitley shares his thoughts on the five most important words a leader can speak:

The five most important words a leader can speak are – ‘I am proud of you’
The four most important are – ‘What is your opinion?’
The three most important are – ‘If you please’
The two most important are – ‘Thank You’
And the most important single word of all is – ‘You’

It is the beautiful ‘you’ that is the “most inexhaustible source of magic” – those whom the leader serves, acknowledges and celebrates for all that they are and do.  As Mother Teresa said: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” May your words motivate, inspire and create magic in all whom you touch that they, too, may achieve their greatest potential and be more than they ever dreamed they could be… and more… so much more. Life is so very good.

Have a beautiful day, a magnificent week and a joyous and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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One Response to The Most Important Words a Leader Can Speak

  1. Pat Guiliano says:

    Great one Mike. Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving.

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