I agree with this, but as someone who is 40 working as a mentor at startup accelerators where the average age is 25 I have found 9 times out of 10 I have to speak like “What if we.” Interestingly enough the teams where no sugar coating is necessary and — “What if we tried” or “I think” “Thoughts on” is replaced with just “We target a new” do the best as they do not care how someone says it, they only care about getting it right.
This comes down to knowing your audience. For personal life I like the soft approach. For work, I like the hard approach. Great post again Melody Wilding — I wrote something a while ago about “Just” and have since banished it from my life.