Summary of How to Say Anything to Anyone

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Communication consultant Shari Harley says today’s workplace lacks crucial candor, and she tells you what to do about it. Everyone would enjoy healthier business interactions if they spoke their minds honestly and openly, and knew that their co-workers would do the same. Harley shares several simple steps to help you initiate and nurture more honest office communication. Her points are quite clear, even when her text proves repetitive. getAbstract recommends Harley’s insightful and useful tips – despite whatever initial awkwardness following them might generate – and recognizes that even if you can’t be completely honest with absolutely everyone, a more straightforward workplace remains a worthy goal.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to create honest and supportive business relationships,
  • How to share your work concerns more openly, and
  • How to give effective feedback.

About the Author

Consultant Shari Harley founded Candid Culture, a firm that teaches honest communication.



“How to Establish Candid Relationships”
Create a platform for honest relationships from the moment you start to work with someone. Take these steps to create a pattern of candor: “Set expectations” – Lay the groundwork with your co-workers before problems arise. Let everyone...

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    Holly Atchison 2 years ago
    I do not agree with everything in this abstract, but I can still understand what she is trying to convey.

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    Effective Communication
    How to say what you mean: Do people hear the message you intend to convey? Learn to penetrate their filters and preconceptions, and make your point persuasively.

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