Since writing the blog post about one of the more prevalent enemies if change, the behavior pattern of the significant one, I have been living with the question of how to offer possibilities that can be heard. As a recovering significant one (some parts if personal mastery and self awareness are hard and admitting to unuseful behaviors and patterns is one of them) I found myself remembering two questions my boss used on me:
We can’t do anything without language! Whether we are speaking or writing we need language! Language is a form of acting, we use language to act!
With that in mind, language as action comes in 5 forms:
- Requests & Offers