Every Time You Open Your Mouth

I have trouble speaking up unless I’m absolutely sure what I say will be the right thing. Last night I was reading Work Rules by Laszlo Bock and hit this passage…

One leader, who had been cautious about wading into issues outside his area of expertise, was told, “Every time you open your mouth you add value.” For years after, he told me, that one bit of insight from a colleague encouraged him to be a much more active member of his team.

My reaction…

huh

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