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Three Toxic Phrases That Will Kill Your Business

“We’ve always done it that way.”

“It’s not my job.”

“We can’t.”

If you’re hearing people espouse this kind of thinking at your company, there’s a problem. According to Marissa Levin, CEO of Successful Culture, these phrases represent a “dangerous” corporate mindset that believes there are no more options — and that mindset can quickly result in stagnancy. Here’s how you can flip these phrases to the positive:

Instead of…                                                                 Use…
“We’ve always done it that way.”                                “What are some new ways we can approach this?”

“It’s not my job.”                                                          “What can I do to support you?”

“We can’t.”                                                                  “How can we make this happen?”

Levin’s entire article at Inc.com, where she delves deeper into the power of a positive leadership mindset, is worth the read.