At The End Of The Day…It Is What It Is…
I wrote a post some time ago called “Quotes Are A Dime A Dozen” and it appears there are still many leaders who feel that there is no way they can make it through their day without using quotes or platitudes to express themselves. What is a platitude? A trite or banal remark or statement, expressed as if it were original or significant. Platitudes lack originality and therefore, there is no real conversation when you speak in such statements on and offline.
Most of us can rattle off these platitudes with ease, that’s because they have been ingrained in our minds by the thoughtless leaders who seem to spout these statements daily. It amazes me that we retain these statements and never the point behind them.
Leaders need to be themselves. Our words cannot be robotic, they must be human to relate to others. We communicate our best when put our thoughts in our own words and touch the person we are addressing. No one wants to be disrespected by the lack of ingenuity of leaders who cannot find the right words without searching Google.
At the end of day, it is what it is, but it shouldn’t be. We need to stop repeating platitudes and start repeating what’s within our hearts.