"I DON'T NEED ANYBODY'S OPINION. THIS IS THE DIRECTION WE'RE HEADED."
"I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT, GO BLAME SOMEONE ELSE."
"I DON'T NEED TO GET TRAINED. I KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW."
"THAT'S WHY I HIRED YOU. FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELF."
"IT IS WHAT IT IS."
"I CAN'T DO THIS FOR YOU, SO DON'T EVEN BOTHER ASKING AGAIN."
These phrases are among many similar ones that were said by an individual co-worker. It’s fortunate not to be working with that individual any longer.
It’s also fortunate that the individual has not been, and will likely never again be in a situation where they will get to say these condescending things to anyone ever again.
Good fortune has brought the success and opportunity to use the following phrases and similar ones with other highly successful people of equal personal excellence.
“What’s our goal?”
“How are you?”
“That was my fault. I’m sorry.”
“What do you think?”
“I don’t have an answer. Do you?”
“Show me how you got there.”
“What does the team think?”
“Let’s do that.”
“Let’s assume we’re missing something.”
“Tell me more.”
“We’ll get through this.”
“How can we improve?”
“Let me know if you have any questions.”