Speaking up is about giving voice to thoughts, concerns, ideas, wants, issues— it is always a good idea to learn how to speak up.

I find many leaders stop speaking up if they feel there are too many levels between them and the top leaders. Don’t do that!

Leaders always want to hear your voice when it is thoughtful and strategic regardless of your position in the company.

Speaking out can be incredibly good or can be overly much. Speaking out is about giving voice to injustices or viewpoints.

It can be incredibly good when…

  • it widens other people’s viewpoint
  • It educates others
  • It rights a wrong

The problem occurs when we confuse speaking out with being right. When we view it as “being right” we can tend to become judgmental and condescending.

So, keep speaking up and speaking out and know when to do which one.

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