Words can motivate. The things CEOs and managers say are often magnified by the employees and colleagues we are trying to lead in a certain direction.
Inc.com’s Jeff Haden echoes this sentiment and highlights a guest blog post from Courtney Seiter, who works for social-media sharing tool Buffer. Seiter lists 10 words and phrases that are extremely motivating, and seven that are not.
Her 10 motivating words:
- If. Thinking hypothetically takes the pressure off people and can improve performance.
- Could. Saying “could” instead of “should” can aid creativity.
- Together. This word creates a team atmosphere.
- Thank you.