Friday, February 10, 2012

One Comment

... can make a day or break it. It can foster relationships and just as quickly destroy them. One comment can be more memorable than years of good or bad deeds.

A casually made remark may possess far more power than a carefully prepared speech because of the suspicion that it reveals what the other conceals.

Those who do not have a well-operating filter need to find one. You do not want to be cruel, rude or insulting by accident.

3 Comments:

At 12:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple yet so wise. Having just discovered your blogs, it may save me from corporate self-sabotage. So Mr Wade, how does one thrive in a cauldron of "comments management"?

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Anonymous,

That's good news.

As for thriving, I will make a shameless plug for my book: "All I Said Was: What Every Supervisor, Employee, and Team Should Know to Avoid Insults, Lawsuits, and the Six O'Clock News." There's an ad for it on the sidebar.

Michael

 
At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Bob said...

The filter always works best after two or three alcoholic beverages....

 

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