No One Speaks Twice Until Everyone Speaks Once

Associate Supreme Court justice, Stephen Breyer, says one of the principles the court embraces is, “No one speaks twice until everyone speaks once.”

Do you have such a mindset on your team? We have all been around leaders who come in and lay out their agenda … meeting adjourned. There is nothing more degrading to the people in the trenches.

If you want to take your leadership to another level, the next time you gather with your team, implement a new rule. “No one speaks twice until everyone speaks once.”

i2i,

Randy

What other rules do you implement to “tighten the team?” 

 

 

 

 

 

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David Lloyd-Jones

7 years ago

Has anybody broken this news to Justice Scalia? Or does he just take it for granted that he can use Justice Thomas’s time as well, since Thomas has only spoken once in all his years on the Court?

i2ileadership

7 years ago

Good question, David.

Coach Brown

7 years ago

Question: is this true if a leader goes through the motions to allow all to speak their opinion, but never listens? Action and motive must be aligned. Do you feel your voice is heard and valued on your team?

i2ileadership

7 years ago

Great additional thought, Coach!

Ja

7 years ago

awesome advice, problem is that not everyone wants to even speak once. How do you encourage them to participate OK, mainly speaking for myself. I tend to be the silent one. I will listen and soak it all in. I do speak out, most of the time not very often. Although there are times when I don’t shut up…
At my new job we have an hour of devotional time. It is encouraged to speak out but I feel I have nothing to share… So while others speak out 2 or 3 times I just sit quietly… OK I know this really isn’t what you were getting at with today’s message. But thanks. It is a great one, as usual…
God Bless,
Jason

randygravitt

7 years ago

Thanks Jason. I think it is up to the leader to foster an environment where everyone feels permission to speak up, and up to those around the table to show the courage to say what they need to say.

Dan Black

7 years ago

Great tips. I think a no-gossip role is essential for teams to have.

i2ileadership

7 years ago

Good one, Dan. Thanks!

Dan Black

7 years ago

My pleasure.

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