The longer I’ve found myself in leadership the more I’ve found myself using aphorisms or saying to communicate important lessons or principles. Many are from other sources, some are my own (those without a source).

“Cooperation happens at the speed of trust.” James N. Mattis

“Idiots rarely lack confidence.”

“Character is fate.” – Heraclitus

‘People are asking/saying’ is a tool used by cowards to avoid direct conversation.

“The impediment to the action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” – Marcus Aurelius