The Inc Magazine article 9 Powerful Phrases Super Positive People Always Say, there is one word that is in every phrase, YOU! What is most interesting to those of us who study leaders and powerful people, is that many of them are naturally “I” focused. They are out to win and out to make a difference themselves. That is not to say that they don’t use the “you” approach, just that it is not their natural inclination.
The good news here is that this powerful change is coach-able. Managers and leaders who are too I focused will have a tougher time building an effective team than those who are you focused. Making them aware of this fact and teaching them the correct behaviors, habits and skills can dramatically improve both their effectiveness and the effectiveness of your organization.
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