“Your walk talks and your talk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks,” my teacher waxed eloqently. I was just young boy figiditing in the Sunday school room of our small, country church.
It was a silly little tongue twister we had recited many times before. It was not until later that I understood the profundity of this statement.
Your actions speak louder than your words.
This childhood lessons holds nonetheless weight in adulthood.
Ken Blanchard and the authors of Leading at a Higher Level write, “It is estimated that a leader’s actions are at least three times as important as what he or she says.”
In life and leadership, people care more about what you do than what you say.
- Communicate more clearly.
- Reveal who you really are.
- Impact people’s memories.
Furthermore, when what people see contradicts what they are told, people will replicate what they see.
If the people you lead modeled your actions, what would your team, company or ministry look like?
Add to the list! Why do you think your actions carry so much more weight than words?