People Skills: Be Deserving Not Entitled
by Kate Nasser |
Relationships can sometimes be damaged with ONE word. The word entitled is one such word. For some it conjures up images of pride, excess, privilege, and even laziness. Yet for others it uplifts and gives a sense of security.
However, if we change that ONE word from entitled to deserving, the negative connotations seem to disappear and the positives remain.
It suggests giving and thanks.
It describes effort and earning.
It connotes quality and trust.
It sustains and doesn’t drain.
Which sits better with you?
As the leader, the company owner, the employee, the parent, friend, or spouse, which would you prefer to be — deserving or entitled?
Which means more to you? Which means more to those in your work and personal life? When people agree on this, it breeds harmony in organizations, teams, and families. When they differ, it can cause ongoing conflict.
I vote to be deserving not entitled. What’s your vote?
From my perspective,
Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach
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Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach, explores, learns, and teaches professional people-skills for workplace success. Teamwork, customer service, and leading change are her passions. Her natural intuition about people fills the gaps of diversity for business success. See this site for workshop outlines, DVDs, and customer feedback.