Originally Published October 8 , 2007

I remember dear Mrs. Geddes who tried to teach us about parts of speech in public school. A noun was a “person, place or thing,” adverbs usally ended in “ly,” and a verb was an “action word,” and so on. Fast forward to today – most of us tend to describe ourselves and others using either nouns or adjectives: static things or descriptors. Let’s give our thoughts a tweak today.


What changes when you label yourself with a “verb” instead of a noun or an adjective? What’s your inner verb? What changes when you see your team members by their inner verb? Does it change what you ask of them or yourself? Does it change what you expect of them or yourself?

This week’s question:

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