Tuesday, January 05, 2016

How To?


In our professional lives, we are all fed and swamped with information in presentations and reports. 
  • How to tell someone that they are wrong?
  • How to tell someone that they are wrong but they do not know it?
  • How to tell someone that they are wrong but they do know it pretty well that they are wrong?
  • How to tell someone that they are wrong but they do not care, is it right or wrong?
  • How to tell someone that they are wrong because they have no clue about what they are talking?
Also, In any or all of the above scenarios,
  • How to tell, if it was someone who works for you?
  • How to tell if it was your peer?
  • How to tell if it was your boss?
  • How to tell if it was your boss's boss?
  • How to tell if it was your client?
If you ask me, what would you do? 

The old me would say, "To hell with the scenarios and who is telling and this permutation and combination shit, Just tell them they are WRONG, DEAD WRONG and for good measure, roll your eyes with a disapproving look in your face and if you have luxury of  time take their case for pretty good, so that in future they would think twice before telling something that they are not sure of"

p.s
If you ask me, what would the new me do?, You already have the answer! #YOUGETIT?


8 comments:

Ramesh said...

Ha Ha. But right and wrong is relative. Just suppose you are wrong and they are right .........

Mohsin said...

You are no more dangerous dude..

Mohsin said...

You are no more dangerous dude..

Mahaveer prabu said...

I disagree with you....if you say straight to the point it is wrong you will get not get supporters...people are bound to make mistakes knowingly / unknowingly ...to make them delivery quality work.. You should learn how to influence them .... Influencing is an art like singing it can not be obtained thru heroical power unless we are in military

Diane Dugan - Eustaquio said...

Just do what your heart feels right. But think first before you lip. Think of the most diplomatic words. Think of the most diplomatic ways. Wait for the right occasion. This way, you'll say what you wanted to say, but show that you said it not to hurt the person, but just to let him know what you think and feel about something.

Diane Dugan - Eustaquio said...

Just do what your heart feels right. But think first before you lip. Think of the most diplomatic words. Think of the most diplomatic ways. Wait for the right occasion. This way, you'll say what you wanted to say, but show that you said it not to hurt the person, but just to let him know what you think and feel about something.

Appu said...

@Ramesh Justthe way you are always right :)

@Mosi I know, tell me about it

@Mahaveer Saar, you miss the subtle irony in it. I no more do or tell the way as I used to and instead end up blogging about it rather than telling them on the face

@Diane you should see me now or observe me when I deal with people. I am far from the hard critic I used to be!

Venkat said...

Hi one simple trick i learned over years : When i feel to express someone's wrong, before doing that i will start looking at things what they did right, i will express that first, and analysis of wrong will stay within me as a note for my corrective action.