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I Got It! #30 Would You Like Shorter Meetings?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

If so, cut yourself off. Too often we go on and on thinking the more information we give, the more the person will understand or want. (more…)

I Got It! #16 Want Help For Dealing With Difficult People Who Block?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Do you work with someone who will not accept a new idea? Do they have rigid opinions? Here are a couple of phrases to try:

  1. Agree with part of what they say, “Joan you are correct.  We have done it another way.  I’m anxious not to throw out what works. What I am anxious to do it think about efficiency and profitability so that we can survive and still all have jobs. Joan wouldn’t you agree that it is time to let this go and move on?”
  2. Look at what comes next. ” Joan, look at it from the companies point of view. What are two important things to consider as we institute this new approach?

You want to respect the past yet take the best into the future.