Oddly, I really did expect some standard sarcasm, perhaps missing the sarcastic sentence at the end of each paragraph. Perhaps the author has suppressed feelings on the topic, come on now do tell us how you really feel.
Joking aside, what is so difficult about listening, and engaging in earnest discussion? The tactics relayed here feel like tricks? If there are problems out there waiting for us and people are willing to identify those problems, what sort of arrogance does it take to ignore valuable information and worthy considerations of those actually doing their job?
Is this why the failure rate for projects is so high? When a well thought out plan exists, it can also withstand or be improved by changes that meet the ever changing present reality.
I will not say no! I will try to convince those offering the change to say no to their own suggestions, or I will end up being convinced by the weight of their logic and plan.
Again, what is so difficult about listening and engaging? I found it to be mostly refreshing and rewarding. I thought listening and engaging was required when one believes that they as manager must remove barriers to other employee???s success in order to achieve those goals falling under our authority and control.
Today I???ll criticize these tactics as arrogant, tomorrow I may call it something else, but I doubt that I will ever apply any positive label.
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