What might be smoldering below the surface that needs to be heard?
“I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr. from Interview with Mike Wallace, 1966
What might you not be saying that could lead to bigger issues?
If you have difficulty finding the words to say something, reflect on:
What does the issue causes you to fear?
What is the intent behind what you’d like to say?
What is the impact of the issue on you and/or your stakeholders?
How do you center yourself enough to say it in peace?
Avoid making it personal for best results.
Develop Power with Grace.
Asking thoughtful questions is one aspect.
The best questions foster understanding, spark innovation, diffuse negative conflict, and build influence –
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