Daily Archives: July 25, 2013

on Grizzlies

Yesterday, I enjoyed a beautiful country drive on my way to a customer meeting.  The person I met with was Grizzly Bear-sized & intimidating.

Gruff & difficult, he talked over me and had plenty to say.

I listened, kept my cool and stuck to the facts.

By the time I left, he apologized for being “so hard on me” and even thanked me for my time & assistance.

Dad was a Rural Municipality Rep. for thirty-some years and, in that capacity, he taught me 4 key things to remember when you encounter folks like this one:

1) smile,

2) keep your cool,

3) know your stuff &

4) let ’em talk themselves out.

People … they just want to be heard.

just listen

How about you?  Ever encountered a Grizzly bear (in a suit)?  How did you handle it?

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