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How you say it. When you say it. And what you say. It all matters.

If you agree to support your team to be creative, how are you delivering that message?
If you want to encourage your team to take risks, how are you communicate that space and possibility to them?

Setting boundaries in where one can experiment and be creative can help but how you deliver that message is foremost important.

Are you saying “yes, but” narrative or “yes, and”? That small language difference can make all the difference in renewing trusted grounds in your team or reminders on why it feels unsafe to bring up new ideas.

Most leaders and teams mean good will. The gap is in action and communication. How are you filling that gap and finding ways to renew and build trust?

What can you do in 2019 to renew the trust with them?

With love,

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

About the Author

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Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

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