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TEAM BUILDING—I/WE, CHALLENGE/PROBLEM

When you are working with your team by changing 2 words you can great much different and better results. By changing the word “I” to “we” you will eliminate the impression that there are sides. If the words I & you are used that creates different sides. When you use the words we & us we are on same side.

Something that is similar to this is true of the words problem and challenge. Nobody wants to have a problem at work. Most people tense up, become unsettled, and unhappy with problems. Almost everybody loves a challenge!

An example of both of these in action at the same time is a statement like this, “I have a problem with the way you are communicating with your co-workers.” This comment sets up you and the employee on opposite sides. It also gives them negative feelings and emotions around a “problem”. A better way to phrase this would be, “We are having a challenge with communication between co-workers. Do you have any ideas on how to improve it?” This statement sets you and the employee on the same side. It puts the issue in the context of a challenge instead of a problem. The employee is now engaged because you are valuing their opinion and requesting their input.

Changing “I” to “we/us” and “problems” to “challenges” will yield powerful results quickly.

 

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  • “An eye-opening experience”

    “The Sharp Skills Seminar is truly an eye-opening experience. Louie is a dynamic speaker and delivers his message with a balance of humor, real life experience and audience participation. The pace of the meeting keeps you focused and energized. I expected to be tired after an all day workshop, but left this workshop motivated and eager to try my new found skills. A great workshop for anyone interested in self improvement.”

    Linda Oliver Send Out Cards – Independent Distributor
  • Have you ever had the opportunity of being in the pressence of a truly gifted speaker? I have…. Louie Sharp speaks from the bottom of his heart about truly important matters, not fluff. Louie presented a dinner meeting keynote address for the Libertyville Sunrise Rotary including spouses and guests. Everyone in the room was attentive for each and every second of his presentation and I received so many compliments about scheduling such a gifted speaker. Louie truly made a difference in everyone’s lives during that keynote speach.

    Linda Vadnais Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Board Member &
    Fellowship Committee Director