What’s Your 2019 Word?

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A coaching client told me about getting angry at work. He was petulant with his manager and almost walked out of the meeting, he said.

“If you could have a mulligan on that meeting, how would you handle it differently?” I asked him.

He stumbled around, trying to come up with an answer. “I’d manage my body language more carefully,” he suggested. “I’d try to keep my body language open, rather than crossing my arms across my chest.”

We agreed that was a good plan, but not really a guiding principle.

“What’s your word for 2019?” I asked him. He looked at me blankly, as my clients often do.

I explained that I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Too much obligation and commitment. But a single word can act as a guiding principle as you make decisions and choices in your day-to-day work.

Plus, it’s easy to remember…

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