The truth about telling it like it is

November 15, 2017

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The phrase sounds bold and confident: “I just tell it like it is.”

Truth is, when this practice morphs into an unbridled fault-finding communication style, bodies are left in its wake.

This isn’t the way of an engaging leader.

Ask yourself: Does my ‘telling it like it is’ build people up or leave them wounded?

If your words deflate and discourage…change that. It takes more discipline and skill to build then to demolish.

Even with difficult conversations, decide how people can leave your interactions feeling optimistic and confident.

Next time you aim your truth at someone, check your motives.

Choose your words and tone carefully. Use them for the power of good.

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