Use purposeful language

Book reference - worksheets 6.1 to 6.4

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This group of exercises further develops a growth mindset.

To reach our own highest level of performance, we must move away from our default base instincts and develop ourselves towards our growth needs instead. 

These exercises are designed to help team members becoming aware of the negative power of emotive language patterns. These exist as expressions not only in our conversations but more subtly as everyday thoughts, especially in negative inner mind chatter.

Working through these simple exercises as individuals and as a team is an effective motivator towards becoming a high performing team.

See downloads below to access worksheets.

For more details on using purposeful language as individuals and in teams plus additional exercises, please purchase my book: Developing High Performance Teams on the link provided below.

The book is a toolkit to help managers, consultants, trainers and facilitators to run exceptional team development events.


The resources below are free for you to download and use for your team development event. All I ask is that you attribute it the source appropriately, please as well as the supporting text and references from my book. It is important that you honour this, please.

Please also let me know how you get on using it. I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you. 

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Use purposeful language - worksheets 6.1, 6.2, 6.4 - (pdf; 0.2741 Mb) download icon
Completed answers to presuppositions exercise - worksheet 6.3 - (pdf; 0.0365 Mb) download icon


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