Being a good speaker is essential for leadership, so it is essential to carefully choose words with which each team trying to steer heads.
Being a good speaker is essential for trying to be a good leader, so it is essential to carefully choose words with which each team trying to lead heads.
Like it or not, the terms used can decisively affect the ability to achieve success, says Darlene Price, president and author of Well Said “Well Said! Presentations and conversations That Get results “.
The portal Business Insider reveals the ten things that, according to Price, a good leader should never say.
1. “I am the boss” . First class leadership: A leader has no need to make it clear who is the leader. As former prime minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher said “power is like a lady: if you have to tell people you are, you do not”.
The imposition of position betrays an attitude of no negotiation, no questions or arguments simply by authority.
2. “It is not my fault.” Sure it is, if you’ve spent on your computer. Great leaders take responsibility in the successes and especially failures. If the head absorbs shock, demonstrates his commitment to the team and then immediately have to start to find a joint solution also.
3. “Now I do.” No, the boss does not have to be the one to assume the tasks that someone on the team can not do, because your time is valuable and that you are removing that person the opportunity to learn and save even longer in the future. One must know how to put the right people in the right position and give them the necessary tools to do their job well.
4. “I have already thought of everything.” An arrogant know-it attitude and is among the top positions of the errors that are paid more expensive. Even if you have an idea how to do each stage of a project, is permeable and allows the other team members make their contributions, not only because they feel so participate, but also because they are probably better.
5. “Failure is not an option.” Okay, so that no risks or try anything new. Always do the same, which is what we do, and you do not fail … This attitude causes fear in the team, inhibiting creativity and innovation. We must allow blunders to get better results thereafter.
6. “It’s not like we do here.” Well, then perhaps this is not being done the right way, and it is a question to be asked.
According to Steve Jobs, “innovation is what distinguishes a leader from a follower.” And for this reason the flexibility and the possibility of breaking routines that can be updated and improved must give way.
7. “I want results, not relationships.” Phew … Great leaders know that the results are built through strong relationships with peers, bosses, customers, suppliers or any other interested or interesting part.
So it’s part of the job of a chief foster good relations between team members and with the outside.
8. “No matter what is unethical, while not illegal.” No great leader should tolerate unethical behavior in order to achieve certain goals. ‘The end justifies the means’ is not a valid excuse for deliberate deception, because in addition to the law, we must respond to the policy of the company and of course, to the employees themselves.
9. “I do not want surprises or bad news.” So, who would want not to be boss? Saying that surprises and bad news not managed, they try to hide somewhere where they grow until they explode like bombs. Great leaders know that small problems need immediate attention to avoid becoming real threats.
10. “You’re lucky to work here.” You may, or may not. In any case, the leader should not make employees feel they have the privilege of working for him and, in a way, are indebted.
Instead, it should be the boss who, from time to time, explain to workers who feels lucky to have you on the team.
Price states that a common way to express the great leaders is that his words inspire others to “do more, learn more, get more, and above all, to dream more.” And just why are perceived as such.