Over the weekend, I had someone in this community share with me that she was hurting because of losing her seven-year-old child back in February. I can’t even imagine the pain she must be going through right now. It’s in a moment like this that people need other people around them, helping them through the pain they are attempting to carry themselves. That kind of experience is never meant to be endured alone, and the good news is, it doesn’t have to be. This event further reminded me of the importance of relationships and community.
One of your most significant roles as a leader is to help people change. Change the way they work. Change the way products and services work. Change their minds about real challenges (whether perceived as scary or an adventure).
This is fundamentally difficult, especially changing people’s minds.
If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.” – John C. Maxwell
When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.” – Zig Ziglar
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” – Yehuda Berg
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe