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?