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Integrity Moments - Aug. 19, 2013

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Our Shifting Language
By: Rick Boxx
August 19, 2013

New York Times columnist, David Brooks, wrote an editorial about the shift in language from 1960 to 2008. Brooks references a study that noted a significant swing from communal words and phrases used in books to individualistic words.

The study discovered that words like “personalized, “self,” and “I can do it myself” trumped words like “community,” “share,” and “common good.”

This exercise highlights the decline of interdependence and the rise of individuality. I believe, however, most leaders would rather have a cohesive team than a bunch of individual showboats.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 teaches, “And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.”

Team goals, and speaking about community and common good, may be valuable to add to your workplace.
 

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