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Words, words, words

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word magnetsBeing a supportive and encouraging manager is important to making your employees feel good about their roles, and ability to succeed in them.

But just as Taco Bell recently gen­erated some negative public backlash for calling its employees “food champions,” words of positivity must reflect the realities of your employee to serve as the motivational vehicle you intend. Here’s a look how the words you use as a manager impact your team.

Say what?

Understanding the individual dispositions of your employees in regards to their roles is critical to using positive words in a way that resonates. To get a sense for each staffer’s current level of engagement, Marcie Mueller, talent development practice leader at global career development firm IMPACT Group, suggests posing this telling question to each member of your team: At work, are you given a chance to do what you do best everyday?  

She explains that in a recent Gallup poll, 30% ...(register to read more)

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