Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a story in six words and eventually sent this in to the magazine that challenged him to do it:
For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.
Isn't that evocative, sad, moving, all in just six words?
It's prompted a couple of people since then to use this 'six-word' exercise to focus you sharply on how you see yourself - who you are and how you lead.
The latest is John Baldoni, who in his Harvard Blog, says this: