Language is what people use when we talk to each other. Trees, it turns out, have a completely different way of communicating: they use scent.
From the Blog on language
Technical names and terms tend either to be derived from the person who defined it, a more precise description of something, or latin.
Language, Etiquette and Culture are all about rules. Communication is all about learning the rules of the other.
Words matter. They can divide or bring together. No one goes to bed at night wishing they had received a little less encouragement during the day.
Words matter. Through the words we use, both spoken and written form. We create in-groups and out-groups. We create divides, biases.
We use relative terms all the time. Often as a lazy way to dismiss options we don’t like. Making choices and criteria conscious enables us to ‘see’ and then decide.
We call them pilots, not experiments. Changing what we call something changes how think about it and how we feel about it. Pay attention to the words you use.
The language we use over lunch is different than when we are at our desk; use this language of lunch to communicate the change we seek.
(Mic drop) Boom. I'm out. Or the grass is greener over there. There is an appeal to that moment of being done, of leaving, isn't there. In every project about change I've worked on, there has been at least one moment of "I want to leave and get out, I'm done"....