Speaking Truth to Power by Martin Stanley
January 4 2022
How to have people listen to your advice and act on it
Wise advisers know that it is not enough to speak truth to power. We need to speak in a way which will be heard. This unique long read by the author of 'How to be a Civil Servant' examines the incentives faced by the decision makers, discusses why no one likes to hear honest feedback, and describes how powerful people are not like the rest of us.
It then analyses how to offer persuasive advce, and to offer and receive challenge.