Sounds dramatic, huh? It isn’t. It’s true.
The words you choose have the influence and power to either nourish or destroy. I got hooked into a thread on LinkedIn yesterday where a connection of mine and the CEO of a large and influential organisation made some language choices that had the power to destroy and shame. I called him out. He blocked me!
With #WorldMentalHealthDay fast approaching, we have a chance to shine a light on behaviours such as this. One day isn’t enough though. I choose to spend the other 364 days in a year, doing the same. We all play a part in waking up to this.
We all have a role in being more mindful and discerning with our thinking, our language and our actions. You can start here: www.btfileadership.com/onevoice