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Readers describe how they would inspire a crowd — with only 50 words

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July 10, 2015

Contact: Elizabeth Hall, Senior Web Editor
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Readers Describe How They Would Inspire a Crowd — With Only 50 Words

Falls Church, Va. — Imagine your organization launches a major product complete with a national advertising campaign — and two weeks in, a critical flaw in the product turns customers across the country against it, resulting in some seriously rough headlines.

That’s what we asked our readers in a recent survey in preparation of Be a Better Leader Week. We told them to imagine they are the CEO of this organization, and they must now stand in front of all of their employees and fire them up after this wipeout. We asked survey respondents what they would say to inspire and generate passion among their employees to move forward — and only gave them 50 words to do it.

Here are some of the best responses from our readers:

  • “When the story of our company is told, will it be ‘They tried and failed’ ... or will it be ‘They failed in their first attempt, but stuck together, owned it and worked hard to fix it’? It’s your choice. This is not about what the world says about us; it’s about what you say about yourselves. What will it be?”
  • “In all the history of the world, there has never been a successful pessimist. I know pessimists and negative people who make a living, and perhaps even support a family, but I’ve never met a rich one and definitely never met a happy one. Optimism equals winning in this world!”
  • “Close your eyes and think about something that makes you feel peaceful and relaxed. As we move forward, this will be your picture that motivates your success. Everyone’s picture may be different. This difference is what makes our company unique. I encourage you to share your unique vision with others!”

Whether you’re already a leader or manage a team of employees, or you’ve just started your career as an entry-level worker, strong leadership skills are essential to climbing the ranks and standing out as a star employee among your fellow workers.

That’s why Business Management Daily is hosting a five-day challenge during Be a Better Leader Week (July 13-17) for professionals to build their influence and become the best leaders they can be. Business Management Daily will be giving gifts to participants each day during this special event to strengthen their leadership skills, build thriving teams and think like leaders.

Business Management Daily is giving away the following FREE resources during Be a Better Leader Week:

  • Monday, July 13: 8 phrases that instantly convince people to follow you
  • Tuesday, July 14: The complete leader makeover: Get them to see greatness, not just a title
  • Wednesday, July 15: Brainstorming for true creative gladiators
  • Thursday, July 16: The deeply uncomfortable questions fearless leaders ask themselves
  • Friday, July 17: 10 leadership quotes you’ve never heard before, plus the winner of the pre-Be a Better Leader Week leadership survey will be announced on our LinkedIn group, Facebook page and Twitter account.

To get on the list to receive all of these gifts, please visit the Be a Better Leader Week registration page. Registration is completely free.

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