Silence Implies Consent


One of the worst things in the world is when a leader tries to battle you on everything.  If they notice this, they bring it up.  If they notice that, they have to have a meeting about it.  You meet about a problem over here with a customer, over there about what you said to Emily, and you meet about the upcoming meeting.  You are battled out.


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8 thoughts on “Silence Implies Consent

  1. I really enjoy reading your blog…I’m retired now from a long career but as you mentioned…these same principals apply to other situations in our daily lives.

  2. Reblogged this on Barbs Burnt Tree Fine Art Photography and commented:
    Good principals to remember in life……I found this article to be very insightful.

  3. Silence does imply consent,and it’s amazing how much I get away with in my life because of that very statement! And is also why I’m not a silent person and don’t allow my silence to imply consent!

  4. In the Army, new NCOs are asked how they can set new military standards. Most answer with a blank stare. The answer is in you blog, say nothing when you observe a Soldier doing he wrong and that behavior becomes the new standard. As a result many young Noncoms aggressively correct others using disrespectful tones, the opposite of your meeting example. Most of the time corrective action is somewhere in between the two extremes. Great piece.

  5. Good managers are consistent- consistently communicating, consistent in their enforcement of rules and consistent with rewards and encouragement.
    Saura Johnston, Consultant
    Delivering Measurable Results
    Marketing Strategy | Design

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