Every Wednesday this October, I am sharing one thought or idea from Dr. Henry Cloud. I wouldn't be the leader I am today without Dr. Cloud's books, teaching, and guidance from afar. This content comes from the EntreLeadership Podcast. Not only do I listen to the EL podcast every Monday morning at the gym, I strongly believe you should as well. The content is simply can't miss material!
If I have learned anything from Dr. Henry Cloud it is the importance of words.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never (always) hurt me...
In his interview with Alex Judd, Dr. Cloud talks about how leaders should be using words like we, us, our. These words unite, as opposed to divide.
Turn on the talking political heads and listen how our congress describes the other side. "They are on the wrong side of history." "I don't know how they believe that stuff."
They = division
Leaders, pay attention to your words this week.
Occasionally, someone on our team introduces me to someone else and then says, "I work for Alex." I have a gag-reflex to that.
"You work WITH me," I always instruct.
We work as a team at Hoffer Plastics.
There is a part of US in every piece, as we like to say.
See the difference?
Make sure the group of people you call the team do...
Next week, Dr. Cloud provides some clarity on what has to be true for hope to be real.
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