I hate the word actually. Recently I received a compliment from someone that left me feeling deflated. All because of an actually.
I believe the exact words were, “You actually did a good job on that project.” Translation …. “I’m surprised, because you usually don’t do that well.
Your team members want me to remind you … Leave off the Actually.
“You actually look nice today.” “That’s actually pretty good.” “You actually came through this time.”
If you want to be a better coach and motivator for your team, Leave off the Actually.
What are other ways leaders can deflate their team members?
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.