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Response to Donald Ian Rankin (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:36 AM

8. listen and obey are often conflated because people usually don't answer requests properly

the ideal response to a request you don't intend to obey is to acknowledge the request first before then explaining why you disagree or refuse to obey.

this breaks up the "listen" and "obey" into two parts and makes clear that you did listen but disagree regarding the obey part.


then again, if over time a stubborn refusal to comply with requests emerges, then again, people often do say "he doesn't listen" even if the above technique is used. this is common with stubborn ceos, who may often say they appreciate input yet for some reason that input never seems to change their minds....

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