Think of a time when someone asked you for advice. Did you tell them what they wanted to hear, or did you tell them your real opinion, what they really needed to know?
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If you are a leader, it is never okay to not participate in a meeting. If you aren’t participating you are an observer. Observers don’t add value to a meeting.
I’ve heard that silence is consensus. That quote is a cop-out. The reason for a meeting is to make decisions as . . . → Read More: You can’t sit in silence
You are a leader. You may not know it, but people are making decisions based on your leadership example. It doesn’t matter how old you are (you could be starting middle school or retired), where you are from (you could be from a third world country or large metropolitan city), or what you do . . . → Read More: Being a manager does not make you a leader