By Larry Lipman
The experts say that the words we use in our everyday conversations and in our thoughts determine:
* Our mood
* Our reputation
* Our destiny
The same applies to LEADERS! With the all the Leadership & Management Training Classes I have attended over the years, the single most provocative and enlightening revelation that I have learned is — the power of words.
It is also the quickest way to Leadership Success.
Do you want to become an instant Leader?
I mean instantly?
Then take charge of your vocabulary words.
One word of caution: changing our vocabulary words means changing our habits.
My first example is one of my favorites. Use the word “problem” in a sentence. Go ahead. Say the sentence silently to yourself. Now, substitute the word “challenge” for “problem” in the same sentence. How differently do you feel? It is subtle. And at the same time, very powerful.
I have officially eliminated the word “problem” from my spoken vocabulary. I use the word “challenge” instead.
Leaders use the “challenge” word often. It means things are solvable. Goals can be reached. Success is possible.
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Larry Lipman is a team building specialist who coaches participants into powerful, cohesive teams. He is a certified trainer and is ROPES Course Certified. His company is Fun Team Building.