Reposted from the Leadership Freak Blog:
Ask people to talk about what they’re good at and their eyes light up. For some, the topic of their strength is so awkward that it takes them time to get their bearings. Eventually, everyone smiles.
I often ask audiences to gather in the aisles and talk to each other about what they’re good at. It begins quietly and becomes boisterous. Smiles flash. When I ask them to return to their seats – so I can talk – they just keep talking.
Leaders influence what others talk about. How might leaders use the power of words to transform themselves, others, and their organizations? Here are 10 invitations to transformation…