“our own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience. Sonia Choquette
It was one week ago we were stunned with the news of the tragic murder in our beautiful city. Simply sickening!
Yet… we can all see so much good that has emerged in the wake of heavy grief. The beautiful words spoken, donations offered, flowers arranged, concerts sung, dances recorded…..marches, holding hands. So much love, connection and community has been expressed, I humbly add my $0.02 to continue the healing. Never underestimate the power of your own words to build up the people around you, especially the quiet ones who are often overlooked and appear invisible.
Communities and companies are built on relationships between people. While actions do speak louder than words, you can always choose words to strengthen relationships and encourage others….even more than you usually do.
These suggestions are simply reminders to express sincere appreciation for the gift of every person in your life.
Words to Build (& Repair) Community
- I can’t get over how well you _________________.
- Thank you for __________________.
- I’ve always admired your _________________.
- What is your secret for __________________ so well?
- Have you always been so good at _______________?
- You really make _______________ look easy.
- I’m such a fan of yours!
- If there were an Academy Award for ______________, for sure you would win it!
- Your __________ is simply stunning.
- We are so lucky to have you on our team.
- I can’t bear to think of our team without your _______________.
- Would you mind coaching me on _______________? You’re obviously a master at this.
Be ultra specific in your appreciation statement; vague “good job” comments come across as fake at best and possibly manipulative.
At work, a predominant reason for project failure is employees not feeling that their work is valued. That’s one aspect of communication we work with in Communication 101 for Project Managers on Thursday, July 9. I hate for you to miss the opportunity of participating in this wonderful workshop; it may not be offered again this year. Click here to sign up or to get more information.