There’s a literary legend that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged in a bar to write a story in only six words, a (very) brief novel that would tell a complete story. He famously wrote – some say, on the spot – “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Since then, the six word memoir has become a fun game for journalists, authors and wordsmiths everywhere. So let’s apply it to the leadership game, shall we?
What’s your entry in the six-word “leadership philosophy” challenge? Can you capture your definition of leadership in just six words? Maybe it would be “Empower others to achieve extraordinary results” or “Inspire people to be their best.” Or how about: “Helping ordinary people do extraordinary things”? Take the challenge, or do this with your team – see if you can capture your leadership philosophy in just six words!