Tag Archives: rumors

When Employees Ask Questions You’re Not Allowed to Answer

  Whenever I discuss rumors and how they can be valuable information supply lines, I often give the example using layoffs. If your company was going to lay off people would you like to know ahead of time or when they hand you your pink slip? Most people would want to know that kind of …

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February 7, 2012

Are You In the Loop?

  Years back I worked for an executive who avoided the rumor mill and felt, due to his phenomenal [1] management skills, that he had created an environment that was rumor-free. What he had created was an environment where he was unaware of the rumors circling around him. Like some volatile chemical, you need to …

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January 19, 2012

Gossip for Good? New Research Shows Benefits of Gossip

  As I have discussed in my book “Half a Glass: The Realist’s Guide”[1] rumors and gossip are going to happen whether you want them to or not. The only decision you can make is if you want to know what’s being shared or be clueless to the information (or misinformation).  While you may think …

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