You believe in telling like it is.
In fact, you think being to the point is the best approach.
You don’t mince your words. After all, they’re really only words.
It’s not your fault then if someone feels hurt. Or fearful. Or actually do just about anything to avoid you (or your sarcasm or wrath).
Look, you’re only trying to get things done.
You don’t have time to waste worrying about other people’s feelings.
Fact is, the specific words you choose, the tone of your voice, the expression on your face can light people up or unintentionally devastate them (and every emotion in between).
It’s your choice to be intentional about your impact.
Yes, be honest.
Yes, hold people accountable.
But be far more effective (and likeable) by reshaping your language to be kind and loving.
That’s the way to get more done.
Be both fair and productive.
When you shift your attention to care for the other, then you will absolutely ensure people will care more, too.