Why Being Right Isn’t Making You Successful.

It’s a bad sales strategy to walk into your clients office slam the door, slap your prospect in the face, and shout “why haven’t you purchased my product yet?”
Chances are you will get thrown out of that office and possibly into a jail cell.

What’s the lesson? Style matters.

It’s a bad leadership strategy to call together all of your employees and then laugh and poke fun at individuals who need help improving.

Chances are the employees you humiliated are going to leave, undermine you, and file a lawsuit for your harassing behavior.

What’s the lesson? Style matters.

It’s a bad marketing strategy to keep sending unsolicited emails to prospects day-after-day when they’ve told you that they want to opt out of receiving them.

Chances are they are going to throw you under the bus to everyone they meet, purposely do business with your competitors, and report you to the authorities for breaking the law.

What’s the lesson? Style matters.

It’s a bad customer support strategy to make customers who don’t automatically know how to use your products feel stupid .

Chances are they’re going to stop paying you for your services and share their bad experience with as many people as possible.

What’s the lesson? Style matters.

Its a bad thought leadership strategy to spend your time ridiculing with personal attacks anyone in your industry who disagrees with you .

Chances are the rest of your industry are going to hate you, avoid you and make it difficult for you to make money.

What’s the lesson? Style matters.

It’s not good enough to be smart. It’s not good enough to have great ideas. It’s not good enough to actually “be right”.

What you do is important. How you do what you’re doing likely matters more. It doesn’t matter whether you are running a nail salon, a boutique coffee shop, or a complex IT consulting firm servicing the federal government, style matters.

How you look and sound and act — how you leave people feeling — that is what determines how successful you become.

What’s the lesson? Style matters.

Shouting and screaming and demanding that everyone listen to you because you’ve figured out something that no one else is smart enough to understand just gets in the way of what you want to achieve.

Because style matters. Being right isn’t enough.

You have to be right with style.

0 Replies to “Why Being Right Isn’t Making You Successful.”

  1. Hi. Thats a very good advice. I thinkeverybody should follow that. People who believe that they are right, sometimes
    become frustrated and arrogant when others do not agree with their point of
    view. We should learn to respect opinions of others. Thanks for sharing
    your thoughts.

    1. You bring up a good point. We do need to learn to respect the opinions of others. For some reason we get all bent-out-of-shape when everyone doesn’t agree with us.

      Things get done better when you are calm and respective. Right?

      Dan

  2. Hi. Thats a very good advice. I thinkeverybody should follow that. People who believe that they are right, sometimes
    become frustrated and arrogant when others do not agree with their point of
    view. We should learn to respect opinions of others. Thanks for sharing
    your thoughts.

    1. You bring up a good point. We do need to learn to respect the opinions of others. For some reason we get all bent-out-of-shape when everyone doesn’t agree with us.

      Things get done better when you are calm and respective. Right?

      Dan

  3. Hi. Thats a very good advice. I thinkeverybody should follow that. People who believe that they are right, sometimes
    become frustrated and arrogant when others do not agree with their point of
    view. We should learn to respect opinions of others. Thanks for sharing
    your thoughts.

    1. You bring up a good point. We do need to learn to respect the opinions of others. For some reason we get all bent-out-of-shape when everyone doesn’t agree with us.

      Things get done better when you are calm and respective. Right?

      Dan

  4. Hi. Thats a very good advice. I thinkeverybody should follow that. People who believe that they are right, sometimes
    become frustrated and arrogant when others do not agree with their point of
    view. We should learn to respect opinions of others. Thanks for sharing
    your thoughts.

    1. You bring up a good point. We do need to learn to respect the opinions of others. For some reason we get all bent-out-of-shape when everyone doesn’t agree with us.

      Things get done better when you are calm and respective. Right?

      Dan

  5. My older sister just spent some time on a panel about being right vs.mmoving work forward. Very interesting discussion as women tend to want to be right and men tend to want to move the work forward. Balance is key and style will get you there moving forward and being right at the same time.

    1. Get insight, Connie, about the difference between how men and women think.

      We do spend a lot of time trying to convince everyone around us that we are “right” and then we struggle to figure out why we seem to be spinning in circles.

      Dan

  6. My older sister just spent some time on a panel about being right vs.mmoving work forward. Very interesting discussion as women tend to want to be right and men tend to want to move the work forward. Balance is key and style will get you there moving forward and being right at the same time.

    1. Get insight, Connie, about the difference between how men and women think.

      We do spend a lot of time trying to convince everyone around us that we are “right” and then we struggle to figure out why we seem to be spinning in circles.

      Dan

  7. My older sister just spent some time on a panel about being right vs.mmoving work forward. Very interesting discussion as women tend to want to be right and men tend to want to move the work forward. Balance is key and style will get you there moving forward and being right at the same time.

    1. Get insight, Connie, about the difference between how men and women think.

      We do spend a lot of time trying to convince everyone around us that we are “right” and then we struggle to figure out why we seem to be spinning in circles.

      Dan

  8. My older sister just spent some time on a panel about being right vs.mmoving work forward. Very interesting discussion as women tend to want to be right and men tend to want to move the work forward. Balance is key and style will get you there moving forward and being right at the same time.

    1. Get insight, Connie, about the difference between how men and women think.

      We do spend a lot of time trying to convince everyone around us that we are “right” and then we struggle to figure out why we seem to be spinning in circles.

      Dan

  9. I enjoyed reading the comments of others on this article. I’m learning how important it is to listen effectively. To take deep “the bid” delivered in conversation. While I may not agree, I value that person by appreciating their opinion. That helps build my character; a very good thing! Noticing congruence in body language also requires keen insight and awareness.
    I think when we grasp with both hands that it’s never “all about me,” what others have to say suddenly becomes more important. The world can be tediously dull when we fail to respect differences in paradigm thought. The bottom line is that we are all “in process.” It’s better to focus on proactively living our uniqueness with principle.

  10. I enjoyed reading the comments of others on this article. I’m learning how important it is to listen effectively. To take deep “the bid” delivered in conversation. While I may not agree, I value that person by appreciating their opinion. That helps build my character; a very good thing! Noticing congruence in body language also requires keen insight and awareness.
    I think when we grasp with both hands that it’s never “all about me,” what others have to say suddenly becomes more important. The world can be tediously dull when we fail to respect differences in paradigm thought. The bottom line is that we are all “in process.” It’s better to focus on proactively living our uniqueness with principle.

  11. I enjoyed reading the comments of others on this article. I’m learning how important it is to listen effectively. To take deep “the bid” delivered in conversation. While I may not agree, I value that person by appreciating their opinion. That helps build my character; a very good thing! Noticing congruence in body language also requires keen insight and awareness.
    I think when we grasp with both hands that it’s never “all about me,” what others have to say suddenly becomes more important. The world can be tediously dull when we fail to respect differences in paradigm thought. The bottom line is that we are all “in process.” It’s better to focus on proactively living our uniqueness with principle.

  12. I enjoyed reading the comments of others on this article. I’m learning how important it is to listen effectively. To take deep “the bid” delivered in conversation. While I may not agree, I value that person by appreciating their opinion. That helps build my character; a very good thing! Noticing congruence in body language also requires keen insight and awareness.
    I think when we grasp with both hands that it’s never “all about me,” what others have to say suddenly becomes more important. The world can be tediously dull when we fail to respect differences in paradigm thought. The bottom line is that we are all “in process.” It’s better to focus on proactively living our uniqueness with principle.

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