Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dilbert on speaking up in meetings

If you're a regular Dilbert reader, you know Alice might just be the most outspoken woman in this fictional workplace. Her reward? Getting told she needs to speak up more in meetings. A hat tip to reader Mark Sofman, who shared today's Dilbert cartoon on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook -- just another reminder that it takes a lot to be an eloquent woman! Leave a comment if this one strike a bit too close to reality for you. It's a good reminder that, in many workplaces, when people make comments that try to marginalize your skills, it's a sign that they may be envying your skill rather than pointing out a real defect.

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