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Authors: Loren Gary
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Published in: "Harvard Management Update", 2002

Abstract

The ability to notice and use language--at the word level and at the larger, context-shaping level--constitutes an aspect of leadership that is often overlooked. Three recent books explore the different facets of the power of words and language and highlight the ways in which you can bring awareness to the way you and your colleagues talk. This awareness exposes anxieties, hidden commitments, and contradictions that prevent real change from happening in your organization. Includes the sidebar, "Listening to Your Self-Talk-and Relaxing into Anxiety."

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Abstract

The ability to notice and use language--at the word level and at the larger, context-shaping level--constitutes an aspect of leadership that is often overlooked. Three recent books explore the different facets of the power of words and language and highlight the ways in which you can bring awareness to the way you and your colleagues talk. This awareness exposes anxieties, hidden commitments, and contradictions that prevent real change from happening in your organization. Includes the sidebar, "Listening to Your Self-Talk-and Relaxing into Anxiety."

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