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Limit First-Person Pronouns

When you’re trying to sound collaborative and inclusive, you need to keep “I,” “me,” and “mine” to a minimum.

Emphasize the team with statements like  “we did this” or “our team achieved that.”

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Speak in terms of common objectives.

People who are good at making others want to work with them tend to continuously reemphasize the goals and outcomes they share with their team.

Negative like “I can’t”  or “I won’t” distance you from teammates and give the impression that you’re in opposition to someone or something.

Try to propose an alternative or at least soften your phrasing.

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