What is the leader's response to someone who says, "I suggest we..."
Who do you think you are?
Let's take a vote
What gives you the right to suggest
What's your thinking?
What is the leader's response to someone who asks, "What do you mean?"?
Allow me to explain
How dare you challenge me?
Are you dim or something?
Anyone else not understand?
What is the leader's response to someone who says, "That reminds me of..."?
Oh no, not another diversion
Will this add to our understanding?
If you can't say something useful, don't say anything.
Are you going to introduce something new?
What is the leader's response to someone who says, "That's wrong"?
Please explain why it's wrong
Pray enlighten us
No, I think you'll find you're wrong
Oh, for Goodness' sake
What is the leader's response to someone who says, "You should think again"?
Why should I?
If you know something I don't, please share it
Who do you think you're talking to?
Please share your reasoning
How does the leader respond to someone who tuts at them?
Asks, "So, what's your problem?"
Asks, "Did I hear someone tut?"
Says, "Ok, what's on your mind?"
What does the leader do after someone takes pity and says, "You poor thing."?
Says, "Never mind that, we're all in this together."
Breaks down and cries
Says, "Let's focus on finding a solution."
Says, "I should never have taken this job."
How does leader react after giving someone a realistic deadline and they respond, "I'll try."?
Says, "Try? What do you mean, try?"
Says, "We're all depending on you to hit that deadline."
Says, "Is there a problem here that I'm unaware of?"
Says, "Oh well, do your best."
Not so good
Measure the interpersonal skills of meeting leaders. Think of someone (it could be you) and plot how they'd react to each situation below. David Tebbutt at www.human-skills.com created this quiz.