Tag Archive: Communication

How to be Judged 132% More Effective as a Leader

Negative environments are built by default. 50% of our emotional vocabulary describes negative emotion. 30% describes positive emotion. 20% is neutral. Robert Schrauf You have more words for negative energy than positive emotion. The… Continue reading

The Music of Day-to-Day Leadership

If you want to be a better leader, choose better words.   Power of words: People determine if you are positive or negative, backward-looking or forward-focused, follower or leader, weak or powerful by… Continue reading

37% of Managers Don’t Give Positive Feedback – How to Stop Complaining

It’s easier to complain than take responsibility to make something better. One morning, not long ago, I set out to NOT complain for a day. That morning at 7:00 a.m I met a… Continue reading

Three Types of Complainers – Which One Are You

I wonder if you pat yourself on the back because you don’t voice all your complaints. Withholding complaints doesn’t make you a positive leader. Fun: Complaining is fun at least for awhile. Traffic… Continue reading

Whining Wednesday – Share Your Complaints!

What are your favorite complaints? Go ahead and let loose. Feel free to type ‘anonymous’ where you put your name when leaving comments. 20 common complaints: Self-centered uncaring bosses.  Weather. Politicians. Pay. Customers.… Continue reading

Choose Your Focus Because Your Eyes Control Your Tongue

Teams and organizations move in the direction of the words they use. The most important thing I can say about your tongue is it’s a rudder. 7 powers of words: Words determine direction. … Continue reading