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