Change Your Language - Shift the Power

match on fire small2It's amazing how the words you use can be empowering or disempowering. It's so easy to talk yourself out of things. When I woke up at 5:30AM on Monday morning to get ready for my 6:00 AM swim, I heard the self-talk in my head. I should get up and go to my session because it is good for me. I listened to my own language and realized that I have already disengaged and don't really want to go. When I changed my language to I am going to my swim session, something shifted in me. When I then changed it to I choose to attend the session I felt fully engaged and full of power.

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The Strength Deployment Inventory®

SDI Qual RGBToday's healthcare system is fraught with change: mergers, downsizing and reorganizations create workplace environments that are challenging, uncertain and stressful. It's not surprising that organizations, during times of significant change, report an increase in formal complaints, staff turnover, absenteeism, and interpersonal conflicts.

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Dealing with Downsizing

questions typewriterDear Ellen,

What are your suggestions for helping my employees deal with downsizing? My team of 10 suddenly became a team of 8 during a time of significant change. How can I rally the troops, rebuild morale and strengthen my team?

Thanks,

VW.

 

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