A real leader will always follow. – Dale Carnegie
We all have a tendency to save our own face. What if we let others save theirs’? What will that do to their self-confidence? How will they view us? What better way to build a great relationship? Let’s truly trust someone else by helping save their face…
26th Dale Carnegie Principle: Let the other person save face..
Here’s a story from the book:
Years ago the General Electric Company was faced with the delicate task of removing Charles Steinmetz from the head of a department. Steinmetz, a genius of the first magnitude when it came to electricity, was a failure as the head of the calculating department. Yet the company didn’t dare offend the man. He was indispensable – and highly sensitive. So they gave him a new title. They made him Consulting Engineer of the General Electric Company – a new title for work he was already doing -and let someone else head up the department.
Steinmetz was happy.
So were the officers of G.E. They had gently maneuvered their most temperamental star, and they had done it without a storm – by letting him save face.
Daily Affirmation: Today I let others save face…