Have you ever said anything that you regretted? I know that I have.
As leaders, we must be careful about our communications. Things that may seem humorous or criticism we deserve to make can be hurtful if we're not careful. And as leaders, people look to us to set a good example and tone for the organization.
Anything said with disrespect will trigger resistance. Sometimes disrespect will breed fear. Is that what we really want?
No matter what we say, no matter how deep the comment, we can always say it with respect.
-- Douglas Brent Smith