The Power of Saying "I Don't Know" - VerticalResponse
Column by Janine Popick, Inc.com "Girl Power Female CEO's" February 11, 2010 Imagine six business colleagues in a meeting and the leader of the meeting says: "Did everyone get the TPS report?" Everyone in the room nods. The leader then elaborates and you see a sign of quiet calm come over all of the people that now know what a TPS report is, because you asked. In today's ultra competitive work environment, many people feel the need to be "super workers" and have an answer to every question. I once worked with a guy who was a stereotypical Sales Shark! In another incident, I was recently on a conference call with someone who was trying to get our business. Why do people have to pretend to know everything? The Bottom Line: The Truth Doesn’t Hurt I work in a male-dominated industry, so that’s probably the reason I see it happening with guys more than women.