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If You Want To Communicate Like A Boss, Consider These 2 Things

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If You Want To Communicate Like A Boss, Consider These 2 Things
After catching the phrase from a former boss, I can't stop saying "No worries" to any work communication needing a confirmation. A delay? No worries. Compliment? No worries. Problem solved? No worries.

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The problem with "No worries"

When you use “No worries” or “No problem” the phrase can actually have the opposite effect: just saying the word “problem” introduces the possibility that the situation wasn’t great.

Instead of “No problem/No worries,” try “I’d be pleased to,”  “Of course“ or "Certainly”. Replace the negative with a positive.

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The problem with “Anyone could do it”

A self-deprecating language that minimizes your expertise can backfire, depending on who hears it.

You need to stop giving your power away.

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Speaking like a boss

It means becoming multilingual by balancing the languages used among your team with the languages that the people above you grading your performance understand.

One solution to correct any potential wrong assumptions is to over-communicate about what you meant.

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