Moxie and tact
Q: Are successful people blunt by nature? In recent weeks, retired NFL star John Riggins has been scathingly critical of his former team, the Washington Redskins. Is his take-no-prisoners rhetoric typical for achievers? Do the tactful accomplish more?
Very rarely do you find a shy CEO: If I were a wallflower, I would definitely not be in the position that I am in today. It takes a certain amount of moxie to pave the way for success.
Concerning John Riggins's criticism of the Redskins, he speaks from experience and achievement. He has walked the walk with the Redskins, therefore he can talk to talk.
If he were to criticize a topic outside of his world of football, it probably would not be considered expert advice -- but Riggins knows football.
So yes, the tactful, tactfully done, do accomplish more.
Posted by: Nymous | November 18, 2009 5:59 AM
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