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's your thinking?
What gives you the right to suggest
What is the leader's response to someone who asks, "What do you mean?"?
Anyone else not understand?
Are you dim or something?
How dare you challenge me?
Allow me to explain
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?
Are you going to introduce something new?
If you can't say something useful, don't say anything.
What is the leader's response to someone who says, "That's wrong"?
No, I think you'll find you're wrong
Oh, for Goodness' sake
Pray enlighten us
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, "Did I hear someone tut?"
Asks, "So, what's your problem?"
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."
Says, "I should never have taken this job."
Breaks down and cries
Says, "Let's focus on finding a solution."
How does leader react after giving someone a realistic deadline and they respond, "I'll try."?
Says, "We're all depending on you to hit that deadline."
Says, "Oh well, do your best."
Says, "Try? What do you mean, try?"
Says, "Is there a problem here that I'm unaware of?"
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.