It strikes me as timely to ponder this, from British essayist and lexicographer Samuel Johnson:
What is written without effort is, in general, read without pleasure.
While we’re on it, here’s a couple more…
Without credible communication, and a lot of it, employee hearts and minds are never captured.
John Kotter (author of Leading Change)
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.