“Can I be completely honest with you?” is a phrase usually followed by some sh*t you don’t want to hear.
We talk about this concept a bunch in HR.
We need to tell our employees the truth about their performance. We work to coach managers of people on how to deliver this message appropriately. We develop complete training sessions and bring in “professional” communicators to help us out on the exact phraseology we want to use. All so we can be “honest” with our employees.
Can I be completely honest with you? No one wants you to be honest with them. Read more…