This Element is an excerpt from The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers (9780137144242) by Terry J. Fadem. Available in print and digital formats.
What never to ask…if you don’t want the SEC or The Wall Street Journal on your case, that is!
Many managers ask questions that represent an abuse of the power of their positions. These are questions that would otherwise be unacceptable to ask among peers or would embarrass the manager if published on the first page of The Wall Street Journal. Consider the following situation….