After one of my speeches an audience member came up to me and asked, “What is the greatest leadership lesson you have ever learned?” I gave it quite of bit of thought and decided the answer was how to prepare to engage as a leader. There are 4 words that will you help engage as a leader. Stop, Think, Construct and Speak.

1. Stop. Pause for a moment.

2. Think about what you are going to say or do next.

3. Construct what you are going to do or say. Think about the words you will use.

4. Speak. Say what you need to say.

People react to how you act. Prepare to engage with those you lead.


About Troy Hazard: I am the founder/owner of 12 businesses over the last 25 years, current CEO of Troy Hazard International, author of the book Future-Proofing Your Business, and the former Global President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. I have been a franchisee twice and a franchisor while consulting with over 300 brands in 6 countries. You can find me on Twitter @TroyHazard. You can book me to speak at your event by contacting us or calling 214-536-6666.