No War Words in the Workplace

Smart Brief on Leadership published an interesting article from the Sydney Morning Herald about the language of leaders (or anyone else for that matter) being too warlike.

It may be that since both countries are involved in wars, that language in the workplace suffers (open to questions on that one).

‘Killing it’ is to my mind the most often used, and most ridiculous. OK, so you’re doing well; no harm in just saying so, but it might strike some as boastful. I think younger workers are more guilty, as are those hot young entrepreneurs who just raised millions of dollars in the venture capital market.

It could also be that there’s just a surfeit of good words that people are used to using in public, so they fall back on war words.

So, think about your language and that of your employees.

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