When I was in 5th grade we had a mandatory choir performance. During one of the practices, the instructor came up to me and quietly said, "Jon, would you mind mouthing the words?"
OMG- that little statement made such an impact on me! This happened over 40 years ago and I still remember that event down to the very details!
Two powerful takeaways for leaders:
1. What You Say
As an entrepreneur, you have incredible power. The words you say can make it or break it with your employees. On the other hand, you have tremendous power to uplift and encourage your team.
2. What You Hear (and Believe)
You have the power to choose how you interpret what someone says to you. It's not the ultimate "Truth," just someone's opinion. Often we rise not because of what someone said but in spite of it.