Stand up, power up, and SpeakTall. The next time you get wind of a backstabber, address it. When your boss volunteers your department for another project, speak up about the challenges it presents and what you need to meet the challenge. When someone puts you down, tell the person how you want to be treated. When someone goes out of their way to help you, let them know exactly why you appreciate it.
Take yourself off mute and speak! But don’t just speak, SpeakTall! Speak in a way that elevates you and everyone who hears you. Speak in a way that talks aboutthe walk you want. Avoid going from silence to violence; don’t go from meek and weak to rash and brash. Use PowerPhrases— winning words that work!