Necessary challenge

Are you always right? Is your boss? Are your colleagues?

Probably not. 

Supposing that we’re often right, though… how do we know when we’re off track?

Someone tells us. 

Someone who is paying attention, who understands the circumstances, who understands you, who is confident enough to pull you up and say… Hang on. Are you sure?

Who has been that person for you? Remember to thank them. 

Have you recently had an opportunity to be that person for someone else? Did you go for it? Or back away?

Learn how to challenge while maintaining collegiality. Cultivate an environment where constructive challenge is seen as fundamental to making good decisions. 

You’ll end up being right more often. 

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