Thursday, January 14, 2016
One Person Speaks Up
You've seen it.
A meeting is leaning heavily in favor of a particular course of action and then one person presents a strong counter-argument. Once that opinion is voiced, some other individuals mention their own reservations and before long the direction that once seemed certain has been altered.
One person plus one well-worded argument makes the difference. It gives those who were going to remain silent a gift: the courage to be candid.
Every board, group, and committee needs at least one person who is willing to speak up. There is no value in being unanimously wrong.
Posted by Michael Wade at 4:00 AM