Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
The quote above, attributed to an ancient Chinese military strategist, is often used in leadership training to encourage people to act on their ideas and see them through to completion. But we’re interested in it for another reason: the language it contains, namely modals and a conditional sentence. In this blogpost we’re going to discuss each of these areas of language in turn.
There are three main strategies that we teach to non-native speaker executives running, or taking part in, international meetings, either virtual or face-to-face.
The outcomes for them are confidence, greater fluency and the ability to run meetings, or take part in meetings, more effectively.