Do you always see to it that the words that you say are always motivating and remarkable? For example in your workplace, do you always see to it that you avoid negative words or words that create a stigma on those who hear and receive it?
Your words are very powerful it can build or destroy your subordinates. If your words are always words that condemn or words that bring down the dignity of your subordinates. You can be sure that your subordinates morale and productivity will be affected. He/she will lose confidence in himself which is very important for your subordinates growth and development.
When you speak to your subordinate/s see to it that you only speak words that build, words that inform and words that motivate. Why? Because this is how it should always be, what if a subordinate is at fault? Doesn’t he/she deserve to be lectured or treated more strictly than the others? No, for the reason that this is not the right way to solve this problem.
Harsh words will never correct a faulty behavior it could even aggravate a defective behavior. The correct method to approach this problem is through composed and calm face to face communication. When the boss is calm it follows that the subordinate/s will be calm also but when the boss is angry and feeling superior there’s always the tendency for the subordinate to be angry also.
If you always approach with diplomacy and respect your problem subordinates you could even build their confidence. You will also be highly respected by your subordinate/s for the simple reason that respect always begets respect and disrespect begets disrespect also.
Therefore be careful with your words for it can build or destroy the confidence of your subordinate/s. It can also enhance or destroy your own reputation as a Boss/Manager - Marino J. Dasmarinas