1. Pummeling Our Opponents

    October 31, 2014 by Elaine Suess

    In the midst of election commercials and phone calls, pummeling your opponent is common fare. We regularly see ads lacking restraint, telling us who’s right and who’s wrong.

    But how does this approach work for leaders, who are not simply focused on a single race, but rather, on creating wins that last long after “the battle” is over.

    Inquiry and Restraint

    When we’re called upon to take action in the midst of business challenges such as “employees not doing their jobs”, “colleagues overstepping their bounds” or “stakeholders who just don’t see our side of a disagreement”, we can model the way and create a win for all with a mix of inquiry and restraint.

    Choosing the best approach will have lasting impact.

    What Doesn’t Work (more…)


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