Dale Carnegie once said, “The resentment that criticism engenders can demoralize employees, family members and friends, and still not correct the situation that has been condemned.”
If you have a tendency to be heavy handed and critical, maybe you should read that quote again.
Carnegie wrote the book on, How to Win Friends and Influence People, and he would be the first to tell you that winning at home is the most important place to win.
Criticism will not win you many friends anywhere you go, especially at home. I know, I have tried it.
If you want to lead at home, start with your words. If you insist on having your way, making your point, or straightening everyone out, don’t be shocked if your words soon become, blah, blah, blah. Noise!
What if you knew
your family relationships were totally dependent upon the words you use at home? News flash … they are.
Critical words, a negative tone, and bad body language will never get you the results you want. In fact, they all three usually do just the opposite.
Work on your home words over the next few weeks and you might be surprised at how things will start to improve.
Leadership Begins at Home,
What affect do “home words” have on a family?
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Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.