4 Common Scenarios Where Showing Your Authority Can Be a Disaster

In some circumstances, strongly demonstrating authority can be a double-edged sword. Rather than helping you build trust, showing off your authority can actually shatter trust (among other disastrous results, as you’ll see below).

Having the ability to switch gears — and knowing when that’s necessary — can help you skillfully maneuver challenging situations without coming across as tone deaf.

Doing so will help you build and maintain relationships and better understand people’s unique challenges, instead of alienating them and harming your own reputation in the process.

After all, who wants to become the type of authority that people rally against?

In tomorrow's post, +Yael Grauer will explore some scenarios which require a different skill set.

Stay tuned. 

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