Include people in your language, don’t exclude them. The most effective people are those who use inclusive language to make others feel they are part of the team. Use we rather than me. Don’t start your comments with “I think…I believe…I know…I feel…” which puts the emphasis on you, consider using inclusive language, such as “We can review…Our challenge is…Let’s look at…” The more inclusive you are when presenting ideas to others, the more you will be perceived as less of an egoist and more of a team player. Inclusive language helps you to influence others.
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