Friday, September 29, 2006

Deriving Strength from Words

Came across a couple of quotes that sound so great….really, don’t you think we underestimate the power of words many a time?

What a few words strung together with the threads of optimism and inspiration cannot do! :)


“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be” – Abraham Lincoln


“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re thinking about yesterday all the time” – Charles Kettering


Talking about words and how they make people react, I think many organisations don’t make use of the techniques of communication (words, of course, play a key role in communication) to manage change…the easiest way to get things done is perceived to be through enforcement and superficial rewards. Words (communication as a whole, actually) can actually be the cheapest way to get things done….managers who use words manipulatively may succeed in the short run but leaders who can genuinely inspire and have the communication skills required for it would be extremely successful and powerful in the long run….


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