Aug 25, 2020
One Sharp Sword - Cutting Through To What Matters Most with Dr Wayne Pernell is meant to be thought-provoking and inspiring.
This show offers no advice or counsel related to law, finance, or health (either physical or mental). You are listening at your own discretion and interpreting what you hear in your own way. This show is meant for entertainment purposes and no claims of enhancement or enrichment of any sort are indicated or implied. Nope, this show doesn’t promise to make you better looking. But hey… look at you now! Listen in! Enjoy!
Let’s talk leadership language. You wouldn’t blurt out something horrible about a baby to someone. It’s a curious thing that phrases like, “that’s the worst report I’ve seen” or “what are you thinking” are leaked into organizational conversations.
Be careful, because the organization could be one at home.
The language you use affects yourself and everyone around you.
What language do you use when you look in the mirror?
You wouldn’t let anyone else talk to you that way, so… what kind of subconscious messaging are you giving yourself, your kids, your partner, your teammates?
While cheerleading isn’t necessary, being deliberately uplifting is important. And if there’s a miss, it IS okay to note it.
“We agreed to xyz. That didn’t happen. It’s not here. I need this fixed.”
Whether it’s a report or dishes in the sink, “We agreed to xyz. The condition that I’m seeing is different from what we agreed to. Please fix it.”
The language you use both subconsciously and consciously influences the outcomes you get.
Whether you are looking in a mirror, speaking with a family member, or engaging a team member at work, choose the language of inspiration.
You’ll get better engagement when the positive is personal and the negative goes neutral.
Thank you for listening to One Sharp Sword! Be sure to also check out Wednesdays With Wayne for quick, fun, and inspirational mid-week reading. www.WaynePernell.com/blog