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Listen In -> Awkward Communication #3: The Intimidator

Some people begin communications with threats, manipulations, or posturing.

These bullies shut down communication before it gets started.

Intimidation is a tool of the insecure to head off discussion, criticism, and/or reservations.

If this is you, then you are inadvertently robbing yourself of the expertise, passion and experience of those on your team.

If this is your boss, you need to find a way to keep the conversation going without getting defensive or giving up.

Many intimidators don’t consider themselves intimidating, and are mystified by the silent acquiescence of those around them. Other intimidators interpret the silence as affirmation and agreement, furthering their impression that they are right.

Is there anything you can do?

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