Leading with Honor FAQ on Negative Gossip

Leading with Honor FAQ –

“What should I do if I have a peer that is gossiping or talking negatively about another teammate?”

Lee Ellis’ Answer –

“Don’t join them—either kindly explain on the spot that it’s not appropriate, or excuse yourself and leave the conversation. Then ask to meet with them in private and graciously explain that what they are doing is not kind and makes others feel uncomfortable. Moreover it undermines team unity. Suggest that if they have a problem with someone they should sit down with them and discuss it. If you are the leader of the team, get your facts and meet with the person and cover these same areas—and be sure to firmly let the person know that gossip is unacceptable.”

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