Make "I" Statements: Everybody has heard this statement at one point or another, and like many other communication skills, the simplicity often leads to this skill being overlooked in actual conversation and collaboration.
The basis of this card comes from one powerful truth. In life, we control very little. One thing we can control is what we do and say. When communication breaks down in a group, when tasks are not being accomplished, this card reminds collaborators to speak directly about their own experience.
Facilitator Tip: A great follow up to people making "I Statements" is for them to identify needs that they have to move forward. These needs might be for the group, or they might be personal, but addressing needs is a great way to move from be honest to productive.