Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How to talk your way out of being fired

Rachel Feintzeig, WSJ, Sept 10, 2014, writes about a top exec who was almost fired and how he dodged the bullet.

He said the magic words are "I can change."

But--before you say that--you have to completely encompass and acknowledge the feedback--even think up more. "Oh, I see I didn't do X, but I also think I didn't do ABC."

This guy also cried--bringing in human emotion. He says it showed how much he cared about the job.

He basically said give me 90 days. I can change. If I haven't--I will fire myself.

Then he tried to figure what his successor would do and he did it.

Sounds easy, huh?

I dunno on the crying.

No comments: