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?”
- lead with confidence
- communicate straightforwardly