ou probably have a list of questions you’d ask your boss if given the chance.
“You really paid someone for that haircut?”
“Must your lunch always include garlic?”
“How did someone as nice as you end up marrying someone so unpleasant?”
If you have any desire to keep your job, you’ll keep those questions to yourself. Unfortunately employees have a tendency to keep all questions to themselves, even when speaking up can help their careers.
“Workers choose silence over dialogue because they worry about damaging credibility, fear retaliation from key decision makers or doubt their voice will make a difference. And when employees choose silence, progress suffers,” says Kerry Patterson, co-author of “Crucial Conversations.”