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after the switch 
2nd-Jul-2015 09:12 am
Serge 2012
After we'd switched to our recovery environment, during last weekend's exercise, I was tempted to let one of our tech people send out the email telling everybody that the switch was successful because they had done the actual work. Then I asked myself what my friend and once co-worker would say to me about that and I decided that, since I had done all the prep work(*), and since I had managed the whole thing, I should be the one to give the good news. That went against my nature, but my nature has not been a good guide to success.

(*) As my boss said during the my yearly review, I "...do a lot of tasks that people don't want to..."
Comments 
3rd-Jul-2015 11:21 am (UTC)
It's a matter of using too many qualifiers when I speak. Instead of saying, "I think you might want to do this," I have to teach myself to say, "Do this."

In other words, be direct and don't couch my opinion (or request) in words that undermine that same opinion.
3rd-Jul-2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
I tended to do that when I was a coordinator. These days, I try to be more direct, but with caution because I have no authority over anybody, what with my being at the bottom of the org chart.
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