TITLE

Practicing Candor

AUTHOR(S)
Antonioni, David
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Industrial Management;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the importance of having candid conversations with managers to the development of leadership potential or abilities. Three choices are presented in dealing with disagreement. A drama triangle can be an alternative to a caring, candid conversation. This happens when the direct contributor who disagrees with his or her manager seeks support from a third person. A critical factor in influencing managers is how an upward candid conversation is framed. Two basic ways to reframe are presented. It is critical to clarify the motivation for discussing issues with a manager in the opening of a conversation. The listening goal is to capture the unexpressed messages, and one's willingness to acknowledge what the manager is expressing will help the manager feel understood.
ACCESSION #
19286941

 

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