It’s no longer unheard of for leaders to use language that would strip paint in a bid to demonstrate their passion and commitment. Former Yahoo and Autodesk chief Carol Bartz was notoriously profane in her internal communications, and a younger generation of CEOs is using similarly salty language in daily interactions with workers. "Companies increasingly prefer authentic leaders," Jeffrey Cohn says. "Using colorful language can play to your advantage — as long as you also demonstrate empathy and good business judgment."
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