Leadership and… Language: Business Leadership and the Words We Choose

Business Leadership and the Words We Choose

Words can change relationships. Words can be used to create a shared future within the organization. The words we choose as business people are an important representation of our leadership.

Focusing on Organizational Success

Here is a very nice SunMicrosystems report about how a leader’s language helps and hinders organizational success.

Notes on the Role of Leadership and Language in Regenerating Organizations  at pangera.com

Focusing on the Positive and Inclusive

How is the outcome different when we say “but” compared to when we say “and?”

The Language of Leadership: The Power of “And”  preilly.wordpress.com

Adapting to Shifting Cultural Norms and Terminology

The New Language of Leadership  by Neil Cassie at management-issues.com

Seeing Organizations as Systems

Systems Thinking as a Language AppliedSystemsThinking.com

Linda Fisher Thornton is Owner of Leading in Context LLC, providing Tools for Ethical Leadership in a Complex Interconnected Workplace.  She teaches “Strategic Thinking for Leaders” and “Leadership, Conflict Management and Group Dynamics” as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership for the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies.

About Linda Fisher Thornton
Author of 7 Lenses, Speaker, Bringing Out the Best in People and Organizations Through Proactive Ethical Leadership, CEO Leading in Context, 2014 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Adj. Assist. Prof. of Ethics and Leadership, UR SPCS

One Response to Leadership and… Language: Business Leadership and the Words We Choose

  1. Kevin Bruny says:

    Linda a great post reminding us that all business is a conversation and the speaking and listening in those conversations are essential to creating the desired relationships. Choosing our words wisely can make our success.

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