Being a leader in people-centric work cultures differs drastically from managers in toxic workplaces who bark out demands and use century-old tactics like fear and negative reinforcement to motivate.

Words can be memorable and create immense value for you, or they can leave you shaking your head in frustration. Below are some examples for each side of the coin:

Three things great leaders say: 1) That was my fault; 2) I couldn't have done it without you; 3) Can I get your advice on this?

Three things great leaders would never say: 1) That's not my problem; 2) I'm in charge; 3) It's impossible.


Inspired by: Inc - Want to Hear a Great Leader In Action? They Will Often Say These 3 Things, by Marcel Schwantes