In many organizations, our leadership readiness is measured in part by what we say in meetings. So says Allison Shapiro, who teaches “The Arts of Communication” at the Harvard Kennedy School. Writing in the Harvard Business Review, she adds, “How we speak off the cuff can have a bigger impact on our career trajectory than our presentations or speeches, because every single day we have an opportunity to make an impact.”
Shapiro offers strategies for speaking up effectively:
And she also offers advice for when to hold back:
What are your criteria for when you should and should not speak up in a meeting? To join the conversation, click "comments" above.
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