5 Ways To Not Get Your Point Across

After a few weeks of training and developing business ideas, I have come to the conclusion that these people are indeed idiots and i say this with the utmost respect. Well, as respectful as I can get it to sound. I'm not a fan of where their work and quality is currently going.

During a meeting I actually witnessed a so-called 'supervisor' just about break into tears after receiving solid constructive criticism. This person is clearly in the wrong seat, and believes that with titles and responsibilities comes ego and dictatorship. Boy, this person has the wrong idea, their mentor should probably be beaten and out casted. I cannot stand emotional, passive-aggressive, hypocritical, contradicting dictators (supervisors) who wear this crisp chip on their shoulders, overly exercised egos.

5 Ways to not get your point across in any field or profession:

5. Point fingers and accuse others for why YOUR presentation was below par or not what they were expecting (in a bad way)

4. Scream and cry because your colleagues disagree with you and your decisions that effect the group

3. Get defensive without understanding where your team is coming from in attempt to make your point heard and recognized

2. Ask your team for support and help, listen to everyone's ideas and comments, and then do the total opposite of what they suggested

1. Use 'I' statements to turn constructive criticism away from yourself and back at what your team is doing wrong while placing the blame on matters that are not related to the current work load being completed.

Basically, keep your emotions in check and be willing to give what you are willing to receive. I always say, it's always better to lead from the center of a circle then at the top of a pyramid.

The people around are see the things that you yourself cannot and their ideas and criticism is very important for your further development and improvement. Hell, even negative feedback is helpful, just take it in and use it as motivation. No one likes being proved wrong, so succeed at the expense of their credibility.

2 Responses to “5 Ways To Not Get Your Point Across”

  1. Brad V. 30 August 2007 at 4:23 pm Permalink

    I’m glad you posted this because this is why I hate the corporate world. It seems that only the people who are guilty of the five things above are the ones who get promoted and make everyone else’s life miserable. I think a lot of it has to do with their desire to get to the top – especially those who find it necessary to scream and yell to get their point across. They’re addicted to power, which is a dangerous thing.

    Great post!

  2. Zmoney 1 September 2007 at 11:06 pm Permalink

    Thanks for the tips man šŸ™‚

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