I was listening to a podcast a few days ago and heard a fantastic line, “Make only the news that you intend to make.” It was used when discussing a hearing that a public figure made concerning some sensitive and important information.
I wonder how often I succeed in, “making only the news that I intend to make,” in the meetings I attend and lead. How often do I muddy the waters by interjecting unhelpful comment? How often to I sidetrack our intended purpose by offering up an opinion that will get more “press” the following week than the original objective of the meeting? Make only the news that you intend to make…I couldn’t have said it better.