The Seven Powers of Words
Great post by Dan this morning! Hope you like it as much as I did. Have an awesome Thursday…
Complaining says stop or improve, but doesn’t improve anything. Encouraging points to behaviors or attitudes to continue, but doesn’t continue anything.
The danger of talking is it feels like doing.
The biggest waste of words:
It feels good to get something off your chest. But, “off your chest” conversations are pleas for affirmation not expressions of leadership.
Weak leaders run around getting things off their chest. It’s self-centered, self-indulgent, and self-defeating. Leadership is about them not you.
Talk is when it’s the environment of action.
The 7 powers of words:
- Connect. Words that create connection are about others not you. Trust is the predecessor and indicator of connection.
- Persuade. Spend more time connecting and it will take fewer words to persuade. Convincing others is about them, not you.
- Focus. It’s normal to focus on what matters. Leaders explain what matters now.
- Open. Nothing opens hearts and…
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Posted on August 22, 2013, in Leadership, Reblogs and tagged Blogging, Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak, Management, Motivation, Perspective, Power of Words, Wordpress. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
This is an excellent post. People do need to get things off their chest, but I never thought of it as a plea for affirmation until I read this. We want confirmation that we’ve been heard and that someone else acknowledges our predicament, but there’s a time and a place for that, and this post explains it very well. Thanks for sharing, Tim!
Glad you liked the post that I shared from Dan Rockwell. I could not agree more with your assessment. A little confirmation never hurts right 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by…