10 Useful Short Phrases for Leaders

How many of these powerful, short phrases do you use?
1. I don’t know.
2. How am I wasting your time?
3. Give it to me straight, folks – what did I do wrong?
4. I made a mistake.
5. Perhaps it is time for me to take another look at my position on that issue.
6. Let’s try it.
7. This setback was my fault. I didn’t give you the support you needed.
8. Well done!
9. Your wise counsel has been very useful. Please forgive me for not using it this time.
10. What good books have you read lately?
Short, powerful phrases are an effective way to make a point, pay a compliment, ask for feedback, take the blame for failure, ease the tension level, etc. Do you have a phrase that has been effective for you as a leader?

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I am a 30-year Army veteran with vast experience as a logistician. I have commanded small to large units and served on staffs all over the world.

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