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3 Ways to Disagree with the Boss with Confidence

You do not need to be wearing shades and a leather jacket to feel confident, but it might not hurt. In either case, Alison Green writes for U.S. News & World Report with ways to disagree with the boss with chin held high. Begin by acknowledging that you and your boss might have access to two different sets of information that lead to two different sets of conclusions, hence highlighting how important it is to talk out your perspectives. In cases where you feel genuinely strong about something, ask if you might be able to try out your alternative as a “limited-time experiment” as a chance to prove its value. As you do all of this, remember that tone of voice is the difference between open conversation and hostile confrontation, so keep it light. For more, you can view the full article here: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/10/07/how-to-disagree-with-your-boss-and-keep-your-job

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