Bite size – Don’t be afraid to be challenged at work

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Welcome to Bite Size – our bi-monthly blog where we explore a topic in bite size form – short, sharp and easy to digest

“Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard” so said the 65th United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell.

Such advice would have been useful if heeded by another Republican statesman, President Trump, during the now infamous press briefing which saw CNN reporter Jim Acosta in a fiery standoff with the president which resulted in his press access being revoked.

Why is it that certain personality types in business cannot stand to be criticised either publicly or privately? Don’t be afraid to be challenged at work and don’t be afraid to be the challenger. Sometimes tough questions just have to be asked. Period.

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