Archive for January, 2013
KJRSpeak: “Have we reached a concession yet?” Heard by Tom Berendt during an exercise on consensus building. Enjoy these? Send your own in. We can always use more quotables.
To bring a group to consensus, start by bringing them to consensus on how they’re going to come to consensus.
“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge. Argument is an exchange of ignorance.” – Robert Quillen, American journalist and humorist
Does your boss make all the decisions? Learn to live with it, because if your boss was interested in your opinion about how to make decisions, he/she’d be interested in your opinion already and you wouldn’t have to bring it up.
ManagementSpeak: We value our employees and their ideas. Translation: We value our employees as long as they agree with our ideas. Thanks to long-time subscriber Sam Jackendoff for this valuable idea.
Some managers insist on consensus for every decision that gets made. Here’s how to handle a manager like that.
KJRSpeak: Don’t shoot the message! Thanks to Jim Green for this fine example of what we’re looking for. Don’t be left out. Send your quotables — ones you or your friends have come up with, not something Mark Twain, Winston Churchill or Voltaire published for the ages — and make sure to tell me whether […]
Is your manager a bad delegator? Don’t complain. Don’t gnash your teeth in frustration. And above all, don’t fail at the assignment. Just delegate in reverse.