Different opinions and thought processes can come together and create the most forward thinking organizations that ever existed. The mistake that most of us make is that we take things too personally and allow our emotions to get the best of us.
When we find ourselves at an impasse with fellow employees, it's important to play fair and respect authority. You don't want to be deemed insubordinate and labeled a hot-head. Just because you are the loudest and you think you are right, does not mean that you are. It may however, make you look like someone who is emotionally unstable.
Here are a few tips on how to play fair and display your Moxie, sans the diva:
- DON'T YELL!
- Keep your voice at an even tone
- Stick to the facts and do not make things personal
- Leadership CANNOT use their title as a weapon
- Don't misrepresent to make your point
If you are confident and not afraid to speak your mind, then you will experience times when you will feel compelled to stand your ground. I encourage you to do so, but use tact and understand you must present yourself cool and in control - the best Moxie light possible! And remember, it's OK to agree to disagree in the workplace.
Until next time, stay #MOXIE!