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How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful

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When and Where To Speak Up

Being humiliated in public is not a great feeling to experience and it is important to note that regardless of what your stance may be, it's best to not air out your opinions in a public area.

You need to find the most suitable time to talk to this person and better if done in a private ar...

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Wait To Share

Before speaking your mind, do a risk assessment first. Weigh out the consequences of what could possibly happen if you decide to speak up or keep quiet.

Moving forward, after thinking that through, take the moment to build up your case first by researching...

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What To Say

When your are firm and prepared here's what you should do:

  1. Clearly state your idea or proposal, should there be any rebuttal of their end --
  2. Ask permission before disagreeing, so that it won't seem like you're being defensive --

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How To Say It

This is the most important part so read carefully.

  1. It is important that you stay calm regardless of what the other person's reaction may be. Breathe deeply and speak deliberately.
  2. Stay humble. Remember that ...

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