Don't Shoot The Messenger

You don’t have to get up to leave the room. All of us are probably guilty of tuning out information we don’t want to hear. At work we may label the bearers of bad news as “nay-sayers,” as people who are doing nothing more than fight the changes that are being implemented. At home we may see the negative comments …

It's Better To Look Stupid Than To Be Stupid

Asking stupid questions is always better than correcting stupid mistakes. I spent fifteen years as a university professor, and I’ve spent the last fifteen years as a professional speaker in several hundred organizations. One thing I’ve noticed in both environments is people’s reluctance to ask questions. No one wants to give the impression of not knowing something. That’s sad, but …