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Why Motivating Others Starts With Using The Right Language

Why Motivating Others Starts With Using The Right Language | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
The best way to get people to take ownership is to give them responsibility. To do that, master the Ladder of Control.
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The Surprising Link Between Language and Corporate Responsibility

The Surprising Link Between Language and Corporate Responsibility | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

We've heard that Eskimos have 100 words for snow—a common way of expressing how language affects the way we see the world. Whether or not that particular example is true, cultural linguists have long theorized that the words a particular group of people have at their disposal influences how they categorize the world, emphasizing some values or activities over others.

 

In other words, languages shape the way people think.


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Research shows that a company's degree of social responsibility is affected by the language it uses to communicate.

Planet Veritas - Language News's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:12 AM

An understanding of language can help you target international markets.

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Leadership: It is all in the Mind ... Stupid !

Leadership: It is all in the Mind ... Stupid ! | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Patterns of positive or negative self talk starts mostly in our childhood. It is very important to curb the negative self talk and replace it with positive ones.
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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | TED Blog

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | TED Blog | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.
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Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Is It Possible To Think Without Language? | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Language is so deeply embedded in almost every aspect of the way we interact with the world. What would our thoughts be like without it?
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" (...) while it appears that we can indeed think without language, it is also the case that there are certain kinds of thinking that are made possible by language. Language gives us symbols we can use to fix ideas, reflect on them and hold them up for observation. It allows for a level of abstract reasoning we wouldn't have otherwise. The philosopher Peter Carruthers has argued that there is a type of inner, explicitly linguistic thinking that allows us to bring our own thoughts into conscious awareness. We may be able to think without language, but language lets us know that we are thinking".

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Don’t use these 10 phrases in a conversation

Don’t use these 10 phrases in a conversation | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

In any conversation, it’s not what you say that matters; it’s what people hear.

We don’t just hear words. We experience them—through the lens of our past experiences, our biases, our mood, and our insecurities.

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10 phrases that we should avoid using in conversation. Here they are:

1. “If I were you…”

2. “I understand how you feel…”

3. “This is a valuable life lesson…”

4. “I told you so…”

5. “Here’s how you can solve your problem…”

6. “Relax…”

7. “Calm down…”

8. “Can I pick your brain about… ?”

9. “No offense, but…”

10. “You don’t have to feel that way…”

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Workplace life: Eight words not to use in the workplace

Workplace life: Eight words not to use in the workplace | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Some people may have a way with words, but Tim Hawkes thinks it's the words you don't say that could change your work life.
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Doing What Works: Forward in Solution-Focused Change: Improving language - improving life

Doing What Works: Forward in Solution-Focused Change: Improving language - improving life | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Through the years, my appreciation for deliberately developing language skills has grown. On this blog, I have mentioned several themes in the use of constructive and effective language. Here are a few examples:

 

1. Improve your questions

2. Improve language fit

3. Improve language wisdom

4. Improve your No

5. Improve healing language

6. Improve your compliments

 

Improving your language is an excellent way of improving the quality of your life.

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Research Paper: The Power of Words in Coaching

Research Paper: The Power of Words in Coaching | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
By: Lauren Butler

Le Mot Juste” just the right word, in the French language there is always the right word for any situation. The right word in a coaching situation can bring about the desired outcome for the client.

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Your Use of Pronouns Reveals Your Personality

Your Use of Pronouns Reveals Your Personality | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

A person’s use of function words offers deep insights into his or her honesty, stability, and sense of self.

James Pennebaker's research concluded that function words are important keys to someone’s psychological state and reveal much more than content words do. Brilliante article! 

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Prohibir despierta el deseo.Cómo evitar la palabra NO al dar una norma

Prohibir despierta el deseo.Cómo evitar la palabra NO al dar una norma | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Prohibir despierta el deseo. Cómo evitar la palabra NO al dar una norma en clase
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The Negative to Positive Emotion Transformation

The Negative to Positive Emotion Transformation | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

We are emotional beings, this is what we are. Everything that happens in our life makes us feel some sort of emotion. Whether it’s the satisfaction from eating our morning breakfast, the anger from our daily commute to work, the challenge from working out at the gym, the joy from spending time with loved ones, the calmness from relaxing in a quiet place alone, or the sadness from dealing with some sort of loss, we feel emotion in everything we do and we will continue to do so for the rest of our life. Therefore if we are bound to feel emotions for the remainder of our life, why should we be stuck feeling negative emotions?

Ariana Amorim's insight:

"As you can see, your emotional state can quickly be altered just by simply changing the words used to describe such feelings. Although you will still be describing the emotions you’re feeling from the situation, you now will be feeling it in more of a positive light. 

I now challenge you to choose five of the words above you think you will use today and try to use the positive transformation version instead. I promise if you do this long enough the emotions you feel will become more positive. "

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Over the years that the English language has been developing, we have decided to create almost two times as many words describing negative emotions over positive ones. 

Mark Taylor's curator insight, November 10, 2013 10:05 AM

Love this!

Alex Watson's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:48 AM

Nice post. Its a nice exercise to attempt to reframe situations, especially where emotions can run high.

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Words, words, words | TED Playlists | TED

Words, words, words | TED Playlists | TED | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
As Wittgenstein famously wrote, "The limits of my language means the limits of my world." Watch talks by linguists, data analysts and word nerds who explore the all-encompassing power of language.
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“Self-Esteem” and Other Misleading Concepts

“Self-Esteem” and Other Misleading Concepts | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Certain concepts get entrenched in popular as well as professional psychology.  They remain in common usage long after the field has come to a better or fuller understanding of the phenomenon.  It seems to me that in becoming clichés these ideas prevent us from understanding the psychological processes involved and from approaching them in a truly constructive way.  Here are some of the concepts that most obviously cause me trouble...

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Discussing The Un-discussable – How To Stay Sane At Work

Discussing The Un-discussable – How To Stay Sane At Work | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

“Contradiction,” is an ambiguous term. If you and your manager have different definitions, assumptions, or information, what seems impossible to you might seem natural to him.

 

In a healthy workplace, any apparent contradiction is discussable. 

In an unhealthy workplace, contradictions are un-discussable.


In this post, you will see how to approach your manager safely, how to resolve the dilemma if your manager is willing to cooperate, and how to stay sane if he doesn’t. But before you can open your manager’s door, you must open your own door to your employees.

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The Psychology of Language: Why Are Some Words More Persuasive Than Others?

The Psychology of Language: Why Are Some Words More Persuasive Than Others? | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
What's actually going on in the brain when it processes language? And if words affect the mind in different ways, are some more persuasive than others?
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15 Things to Say (and NOT say) to a Grieving Person

15 Things to Say (and NOT say) to a Grieving Person | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

"Stick with the “better” things to say to your grieving friend and you’ll not only feel good yourself, but you’ll help her heal as well."

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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University 

How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar. He also explores why language is such a fundamental part of social relationships, human biology, and human evolution. Finally, Pinker touches on the wide variety of applications for linguistics, from improving how we teach reading and writing to how we interpret law, politics, and literature.

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Originally released September, 2011.

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Your Words Shape the Way You Think

Your Words Shape the Way You Think | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Language affects our perception, attitude, behavior, and how we live our lives.
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When Truisms Are True

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Recent advances in understanding what psychologists call “embodied cognition” indicate a surprisingly direct link between mind and body. It turns out that people draw on their bodily experiences in constructing their social reality.

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