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Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, 5th Edition by Sharon Jordan-Evans, Beverly Kaye

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TWENTY-FIVEYieldPOWER DOWN

Ponder this: Do you believe your way is the only way?

Think about being on a highway on-ramp in a busy city, at an intersection with no stop signs, or in a line forming at the movies. When someone says, “No, you go first,” with a smile and gesture, you may think how remarkable and rare that action is.

Similarly, in many workplaces, yielding is all too rare. It could be because managers want to hang on to their power and prestige once they finally have it. Or perhaps they’ve never had a manager who empowered them, so they’re not sure how it works. They may have learned to micromanage from the boss who never seemed to trust them, looked over their shoulders and closely inspected every aspect of the work—as they did it. ...

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