Sometimes our best leadership move is to stop talking and listen. Often, we become leaders because we can share vision, direction or just good ideas. A leader is helped greatly by being a skilled communicator. Have you ever considered the best thing we can say is nothing? We may need to shut-up (please don’t tell my granddaughter I used this word). James, the brother of Jesus, warns us in chapter 3 of his pithy book:
2 Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. 3 We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. 4 And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. 5 In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. 6 And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
If you search through the Old Testament book of Proverbs you will find more. If you need a little more persuasion, this guy may have the clip that helps.