Archive for August 2014

Why You’re Not Getting the Truth

“They shoot the messenger.” The phrase has its origin from antiquity, but has just as much meaning today. If you’re the leader, you may be the shooter. When you’re the boss, people want to please you. Whether you’re the CEO or a front-line supervisor, your team wants to keep you happy. Nobody wants a frown…

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How to Create a Happy Q&A Session

Everyone dreads the Q&A session. The speaker dreads the questions that cannot be answered.  Complicated or hostile questions may be asked. The speaker will be put “on the spot.” Listeners dread the Q&A because it can get out of control. People can dominate the session and derail it. Yesterday, I was the victim of a…

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