Language that Builds Confidence

As leaders, our behaviors are everything.

I remember a conversation from several years ago while still an employee in the corporate world. A few of us who had worked together for many years were talking about how things had changed in our particular culture; and in most of corporate life in our society. One specific part of our conversation noted how each of us no longer told jokes. At first I think there was a moment of sadness.

That’s when I found myself saying, “You know, while we may think we miss those times, a lot of our behavior – not acceptable today – was not right even then.” All agreed.

While we were influenced by a developing corporate consciousness, we were simply acknowledging our own development as leaders – our own individual maturity and awareness.

For me personally, I didn’t give up fun; I simply moved to a more conscious application of strengths – and this was fun for me. A pursuit and mastery around strengths brings with it a new language.

It’s not about what you should or shouldn’t say. It’s not about pleasing others. It’s not about being liked.

It is about being who you really are – being you in a way that does not compromise your values; a way that demonstrates a loving understanding of other individuals.

Your new language is really not new at all. It is now simply properly representing your authenticity – free of any judgment from self or others.

It is this level of language, exercised in all interactions, that builds confidence; yours and that of others. It’s about caring enough to encourage and exhort.

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

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