Strongare a must for anyone in the workforce today, and there are some things that simply should never come out of your mouth, says Roxana Hewertson, CEO of Highland Consulting Group.
- But. When you use this word, it cancels out anything nice that you may have said before.
- Don’t you think. Starting a sentence this way sets a negative tone. It’s better to start with “What do you think about…?”
- Truthfully. This implies you’re lying the rest of the time.
- You. Starting a sentence this way often makes it come off as accusatory or judgmental.
- Not to be … funny/sarcastic/critical, but. This is just setting yourself up for a lie because you’re about to be exactly that way.
- I meant to tell you. This is another sign you’re lying and are only telling them now because you have to.
- Surely you jest. Using sarcasm cuts away at your trustworthiness and credibility.
— Adapted from “12 Career-Killer Comments,” Roxana Hewertson, Forbes.
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