19 Conversation Tips for Growing Your Team

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Great leaders and managers use Growth minded language to guide and motivate their staff. 

CFCD’s blog ‘Leading with a Growth Mindset for Business Impact’ explored the differences between a Growth and a Fixed Mindset and the associated benefits and business impact.

In this follow up post, here are some tips on growth language you can use when guiding and coaching your team:

When employee/s are making progress:

  • I can see a difference in this project compared to six months ago. You have really grown (in these areas).
  • I see how effectively you using these strategies/tools/concepts/etc. Keep it up!
  • You have been working on this for a while and you didn’t give up. Well done!
  • Your hard work is clearly evident in your work.

When employees have succeeded:

  • I am impressed with the amount of effort you have put into this____.
  • Look how far you have come with this project. I know you had some challenges along the way. All your hard work has paid off. Well done!
  • What have your learned about yourself and your success with this project?
  • I can see you really enjoyed using your strengths on this project.

When employees are looking for a challenge:

  • What do you want to learn more about in the next 6 to 12 months?
  • How can we best utilise your strengths on this project?
  • Who can support you as you are leaning about X?
  • How can I support you?

When employees are struggling and need help:

  • You feel you are not progressing as quickly as you would like. How can you look at this as a learning opportunity?
  • Would it help you if we break the project down into more manageable tasks given the amount of work on your plate?
  • Talk me through your thinking on this project/decision? What could you do differently next time?
  • Look at mistakes as great learning opportunities.
  • You may think you are struggling with the project; however, I do see you growing in these areas.
  • Instead of focusing on what you are not/haven’t achieved; reflect on how far you have come.
  • Your hard work will pay off.

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