“W” words for leaders

This is the “W” installment in the series “Alphabet for Leaders.” I thought I’d break the pattern with this one. Here’s a list of “W” words followed by the first thing that popped into my mind.

Waffle/Waver: Never waffle when it comes to taking responsibility. Never waver when it comes to honoring others.

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Wage war: Attack the tendency of all organizations to turn inward and begin focusing on themselves.

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Wagon: Hitch your wagon to someone who has gone further than you have.

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Warts: Your warts make you beautiful. Well, at least they make you interesting.

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Weary: Too much weariness leads to waste.

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Wake up call: Inner dissatisfaction is you trying to get your own attention.

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Wisdom: Knowledge is about what’s in your head. Wisdom is about what’s in your hands and feet.

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Whee/whoohoo: Have some fun before you’re done.

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When: The meeting isn’t over until everyone knows when things need to be done.

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Whiff: If you swing at things you’re bound to miss. Only bench-sitters never whiff.

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Whittle: Break big issues into small pieces. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

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Whackos/weirdoes: They might be right.

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Wronged: It’s wrong that you’ve been wronged. Now what?

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Wreck: If, from time to time you don’t feel like you are going to wreck, pull over and let someone else drive.

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Worth: Did you know that some activities are worth more than others? Spend yourself of things of worth.

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Worry: Don’t!

Work: Do!

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Worm: Even the shiniest apple may have a worm.

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Words: Your words are rudders. They take you places.

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Woozy: How I feel contemplating tomorrow’s post on the letter “X.”

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What “W” word for leaders can you add to the list?