Language that Empowers

Language that Empowers

Language that Empowers


Steve shares a key exerpt out of his upcoming revelation-packed book, The Culture of Empowerment. It is from the chapter called, “Empowering Language.” 

  • Encouraging words – “You are making a difference around here.”

  • Positive identity words – “You are a person of great strategic insight. This gifting is taking our organization to higher levels.”

  • Specific thanksgiving words – “Here are three reasons I appreciate you: 1) You make people feel valued in your presence. 2) Your belief in me has been a great strength to me. 3) Your prayer and worship life inspires me.”

  • “I understand you” words – “I know it is important to you that I keep my room clean, so here is my plan to do this more consistently.”

  • “I see you” words – “I notice how you always make new people feel welcome and included.”

  • “I need you” words – “I just wanted to let you know that we really need you here. You make us so much more successful.”

  • Win-win language – “You help me so much. What are the two most important things I can do to help you see your life dreams fulfilled?”

  • “I am proud of you” words – “I was thinking today of how proud I am of you. You are reliable, you do things with excellence, and you represent us so well.”

  • You are significant and important words – “You are important. What you do is connected to a bigger picture. We would not be nearly as successful without you.”

  • Prophetic destiny language – “You are being prepared for bigger influence in the days ahead. The position you have now is training for those things.”

  • You’ve got what it takes words – “You can do it! Nothing is impossible for you if you set your heart to it.”

  • Hope-filled words – “There is always a solution. I do not know what it is, but God has one for this situation.”

  • You have a unique and strategic assignment words – “Your temperament, your experience, and your skill set make you uniquely gifted for a special assignment. I would love to help you clarify the details of it.”

  • Declarative faith statement words –”Right now God is freeing people from depression” or “In this meeting today people are getting physically healed.”

    Those who truly empower others will have the beliefs and language that cause people to rise up to become what they never thought they could become.