“Say, did you hear about Sally and her husband splitting? No wonder she’s been so grumpy at work.”
“Seems to me the boss has gone too far with these latest guidelines. What do you think?”
“Ted never pulls his share of the load. I don’t know how he pleases his supervisor.”
Sound familiar? Sure, because we’ve heard many comments like that in the workplace. We call them gossip. Participating in gossip, we have been warned, can destroy our reputation, the trust others have in us, and our chance for promotions. But how do you refuse to gossip tactfully?
This brief video explains. I learned these strategies during my 23 years in management, and I’m pleased to share them with you.
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