The Cost of Being “Right”

I really like to be right.

Anyone who knows me can probably attest to that. This particular characteristic comes from several places: the top two contributors are genetics (hi Mom!), and fear. 

Yeah, fear. I try to do all the research, see all the signs, and then weigh in because then I’m less likely to be wrong. If I covered all the bases, I’m probably right, right?

Maybe. 

But the real problem arises when there’s more than one “right.” When right isn’t objective, but subjective. When for me to be right, someone else loses. When this happens, my unearned certainty runs the risk of sabotaging rapport and relationship.

The cost of “rightness” is high. Make sure it’s worth it.

Ignite your inbox.

Subscribe to our newsletter for tips, tactics, videos, and techniques to hone your communication skills.

3 Steps to Being a More
Effective Communicator 

Do you want to give better presentations? 

Be prepared for tough conversations? 

Lead more efficient meetings?

 


This FREE workbook will get you started on the right track!

I agree to receive news and promotional material from this website and understand I can cancel at any time. Privacy Policy 

Heading

Thank you!

This workbook contains our three-step coaching process as well as several tangible tactics to create more vibrant and effective connections at work and at home.

Or, bookmark our Free Resources page and download later.

Pin It on Pinterest