CHAPTER 4Perfect Phrases to Ignite Energy and Enthusiasm

Energy and enthusiasm are essential to productivity. That’s why we need to ignite energy in emerging leaders and guide them to ignite energy in others. The phrases in this chapter are designed to meet both needs. If we walk our talk and energize our emerging leaders, it will spill over. They will more naturally energize those they lead. If we add guidance about how they can energize their associates, we’ll turn them into “energizing bunnies.”

Some things that ignite energy are: clarifying benefits, creating vision, protecting confidence, talking about what works more than what doesn’t work, infusing tasks with relevant meaning, and inviting others to take charge in areas where they might ...

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