Speaking truth to power has become a business catch phrase that seems to lose value as it develops in popularity. In today’s project environment there is a tendency to shoot the messenger without ever having heard the message. But if management makes a bad decision based on incomplete or inaccurate information, isn’t it the project manager’s job to make them aware to address the issue? Can any project manager speak truth to power or do you need lots of experience and skills to be the bearer or unwelcome news? Listen to this episode of the PM debate podcast as we discuss:
“speaking truth to power is a skill that every project manager should master.”
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Speaking Truth to Power is not as easy as it sounds and takes more than guts. It takes a great deal of finesse and diplomacy – something that often has to be learned the hard way or by watching a mentor. There are many variables in play when dealing with power brokers.