Some excellent thoughts on what (and what not) to do/say in meetings when something is said which is plainly wrong.
Of course I know, really I know, that the slow process of changing minds and warming hearts cannot be hurried. It is a matter of example and quiet words and funny stories. Sometimes, however, the bossy little girl who still lives within me gets the upper hand – and she finds the warming hearts and telling funny stories unbearably slow. So, just for her, and based on this week’s news and eves-droppings, public and private, are some useful rules for living.
Never fear asking the idiot question. Others may be unsure of what is going on too. They may be afraid to ask. You will do everybody a favour by being the one prepared to look an idiot.
Never ever be afraid to stop a meeting by pointing out just what it is doing. Stay polite to individuals, but point out in graphic detail just where they are going and…
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