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Posts about fear of speaking up:

How a Fear of Speaking Up Derails Strategic Thinking

Marie-Claire Ross Wed, Oct 7, 2020
How a Fear of Speaking Up Derails Strategic Thinking

A few years ago, I remember reading a glowing interview with the CEO of a large Australian firm about the organisation’s sharemarket success and his new strategic plan.  Everywhere you turned there was a business magazine promoting the words of the CEO and his ambitious Asian Pacific focused strategy, while he mocked other Australian companies for not following suit.

4 MOST Common TIMES OF a Fear of Speaking Up IN Business

Marie-Claire Ross Tue, Mar 13, 2018
4 MOST Common TIMES OF a Fear of Speaking Up IN Business

One of the indicators of a low trust culture is that gossip rules the airwaves.  All you have to do is walk into the kitchen and you will hear employees gossiping about their boss or one of their peers.  It might seem harmless, but it points to a culture that is hard to shift.  That’s because people are more comfortable with complaining than actually doing anything to improve the situation.  Excuses and blame abound.