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Do you ever allow staff to cover mistakes with a lot of words?

WRITTEN BY STEVE MARR
THURSDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2019

King Solomon wrote, "Yet the fool multiplies words" (Ecclesiastes 10:14 NASB).

Many business questions require a yes or no answer. Often I have asked a question only to receive a long-winded reply that explains the situation but fails to answer the question. Stop and say that the question requires a yes or a no answer. Then insist on an answer before you allow the person to continue their story. Wait as long as it takes for the answer. You will get the answers you need for business success.

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King Solomon wrote, "Yet the fool multiplies words" (Ecclesiastes 10:14 NASB).

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