Last week we asked the following in our weekly quiz:
"Most people have a fear of being genuinely candid. If you do, what do you think is the reason?" The narrative answers included:
The pitbulls in charge tend to take their own counsel
Need to avoid "abrasive" impact on customers
Not so much fear of dismissal but lost opportunity for advancement
I do not want to put others in a bad light for their lack of knowledge
I find it hard to be candid with people who talk over me - who don't want to hear what I have to say, or who refute me immediately without thought. I have been fired for being candid.
I have been fired a few times in my career from being candid and expressing an opinion which my superior disagreed with. Even with that I have remained candid but have toned it down some.
Being out of step with the conventional thinking of the plant
I am candid
Need to convince them of the proper way
Candidness is misinterpreted as being negative
I feel bad when I think I've hurt someone's feelings
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