Thursday, January 29, 2015

Opinions and Facts: Wordsmiths everywhere

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win".  

"Why do we even need to use words like execute, blunt instrument and war room?" she asked me. "Words like these create the psyche that we're at war with each other. To me, work should be a place where employees want to go and collaborate. Not a place to go and hit each other with blunt instruments or wipe each other out." 
"... Just seeing a list of negative words for a few seconds will make a highly anxious or depressed person feel worse, and the more you ruminate on them, the more you can actually damage key structures that regulate your memory, feelings and emotions. You'll disrupt your sleep, your appetite, and your ability to experience long-term happiness and satisfaction."
War words in workplace massacre morale

Few wrong words destroyed business and cost the UK 17m