“If there are other figures out there, I’d like to hear about them afterward. But if you let me finish, you’ll see how the figures I’m citing fit into a much larger picture that I’ll analyze for you.”
A former boss who’s now at a competing firm calls you to ask how your projects are progressing:
“I’m working on lots of great projects and learning more every day. How do you like your new company?”
One of your employees tells you that co-workers have complained recently about your style:
“I’m always looking for ways to become a better manager. But I need direct feedback. So I’d appreciate it if you—or your colleagues—would express any concerns straight to me. Do you have suggestions on how I could improve?”
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