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9 tips for speaking truth to power

IbyIMD+ Published 5 June 2024 in Brain Circuits • 3 min read

Here are nine tips for effectively challenging leaders to change their views and ways.

Challenging a leader entails a delicate balance between assertiveness and respect. When dealing with a forceful leader who is open to being challenged but can be aggressive and tough to convince, team members can use the following strategies to courageously and constructively put their views forward.

Come prepared

Gather facts, data, and examples to support your views before challenging the leader. Well-prepared arguments are more likely to be taken seriously.

Choose the right time and place

Select a suitable moment to discuss the issue, preferably when the leader is not under high stress or in a public setting.

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