Hello–on the surface it’s a simple word that we use everyday. Underneath, it’s a complex word that ties in deeply to our culture, childhood perspective, and daily interactions that occur within our individual microcosm. Consciously or unconsciously each of us have assumptions when it comes to saying hello.

Here are a few things you should know and probably already do know about hello:

  • Hello sets expectations.
  • Hello starts and directs the flow.
  • Hello is the foundation for building a tribe.
  • Hello creates alignment and allows others to see if the bus is headed where they need to go.
  • Hello can serve others.
  • Hello is appreciative of the small things.

How do you say hello?