• 06.01.10

Speaking Up?

Yes you have something important to say. Who do you say it to and in what context?

Yes, you have something on your mind. Do you speak up? Keep quiet? ‘Pick and choose your fights’? Choose to not fight at all? You read perspectives in blogs, newsletters, newspapers and the web and nod in agreement and then what? What are you really doing with your opinions and, if you share them or do anything with them, for the sake of what?


We are inundated with stuff…tweets, posts, articles, calls and get pumped until we’re distracted. When we read something that ticks us off, we respond, often before we’ve read something in its entirety or paused to ask the questions we need to ask to clarify. Then what? What will create a tipping point in how people look at the world, at life, at their profession and other people? What have you done that has impact even if it means a lot of criticism or, in other words, stirring the pot for the sake of something better?

“A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

What aren’t you saying? I’d love to hear.

Donna Karlin – President, A Better Perspective – Leadership Coaching, Training and Consulting

About the author

Donna Karlin CEC, Diplomate IABMCP and founder and principal of A Better Perspective® & The School of Shadow Coaching, has pioneered the specialized practice of Shadow Coaching® with global political, government, business and senior organizational leaders in the public and private sectors. Donna capitalizes on almost 30 years of experience in coaching, consulting and training to help clients and their organizations evolve into their level of excellence.