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Whose Job Is It? The Small Business Workplace Accountability (and Communication) Challenge –

I clean my office twice a year, whether it needs it or not.

It’s a good thing, too, because last week I came across an embroidered wall hanging that may have some value for you.

I found it at the bottom of my office closet. As I was ironing it for the photo, I was racking my brain to remember where I got it.

Then, as I got to the bottom with the iron I saw “Made in Ireland” and I was transported back to my 2008 vacation on the Emerald Isle.

Do yourself a favor.

Take the 60-seconds you’ll need to read it.

As you read it notice if you ever feel this way about how people communicate at your company and the expectations of those on your team.












Have you ever had people use this type of language?

If so, how is it a problem for you?

What is it costing you and your company?

What do you think? Leave a comment below to continue the discussion.

‘til next time, remember, Communicate With Power!

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There are 4 comments. Add yours.

  1. This is great for committees, church or community groups. Maybe even political groups. God knows we need good leaders – and somebody should step up from the crowd and include everybody in the effort so nobody is left out of the good results.

  2. Oh yea, this is an all too often occurrence in business and personal lives. The CPR trainers emphasize stating a particular person’s name to assign tasks. An example: instead of shouting ‘call an ambulance, say “Joe call an ambulance.” If you don’t know anyone’s name say, “You in the black shirt call an ambulance.”

    When there is not an emergency take the time to get people to repeat a request. Even better have the say the date and time it needs to be done.

  3. lisavetfriend

    So nobody got no credit for getting the job done? While the others all wandered about making a lot of noise and being noticed by management/the embroiderer.
    Sounds about right.
    Moral: Don’t be a nobody

  4. Spencer M Richardson

    Skip, Very rarely does anyone ask what I think. Thanks for the opportunity. What I think is 1) be certain of one’s intent 2) have your words align with one’s intentions

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