Give Me Your Money

An anecdote.

A friend of mine used to work in consulting. On several occasions he had the opportunity to lead projects. On one such project, he had a team member with previous military service experiences.

Once the team was on a business trip and there was a situation were my friend wanted to buy tickets…

FRIEND: Can you give me your money? I could buy us a group ticket.
TEAM MEMBER: Can’t you just say: “Give me your money?”

Conclusions:

  • lead with confidence
  • communicate straightforwardly