IN­TER­CEPT NEG­A­TIVE GOSSIP WHEN YOU CAN

Finweek English Edition - - MANAGEMENT -

If you par­take in dis­cus­sions about oth­ers and you hear some­thing that could harm an­other per­son’s feel­ings or rep­u­ta­tion, you should speak up. “It takes courage to say, ‘ That’s hurt­ful to her’ or ‘I don’t see why any of us here needs to know that,’ but that’s what is needed,” Rear­don says. You can even go a step fur­ther and neu­tralise what’s been said by adding your own in­for­ma­tion, LaBianca says. For ex­am­ple, if some­one speaks poorly of a col­league’s per­for­mance, you can men­tion a time you were im­pressed with her work.

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