Thursday, March 26, 2009

Be Honest But Mysterious

Your boss wants to know where the reports that you were supposed to have on his desk are? Be honest with him: "I don't have them." But, instead of full disclosure, leave a little to the imagination: "And I'm not sure why." If he presses, be nice but firm: "I don't feel comfortable giving them to you yet, but I'm flattered that you're looking for them." "Who is this wild creature who doesn't have the reports?" he'll be wondering. Sure, it will feel uncomfortable for you at first, but, trust us, it'll drive him crazy. He'll probably have to contact you every hour. You won't be able to get rid of him!

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