As a leader...
When you speak
When you hold your silence
When you listen attentively
When you ignore what is being said
When you listen to how it is being said
When you listen to why it is being said
When you pause before replying
When you ask a question before dictating
Each action we take has an impact on our teams and our colleagues. Repeat those actions long enough and they are the long shadows we cast.
As leaders we need to be mindful of those shadows.