How To Speak Truth To Power
  Linda Belans, EdD.
Prepare
 

                                                                                            Center yourself

           Inhale 4 counts Exhale 8 counts

           Inhale Calm. Exhale Courage

           Engage with your moral compass

 

  • Begin where stakes are low

  • Do research

  • Practice before you engage; imagine their responses

  • Know what you are willing to risk

  • Do not endanger others

  • Listen

  • Be curious

  • Be respectful

  • Remain calm, not angry

  • Keep a quiet ego

  • Make it situational not personal

  • Speak to be heard, not to hurt

  • Remain unattached to the outcome; outcomes can change

 Debrief

  Center yourself

                                                                               Inhale 4 counts Exhale 8 counts

                                                                                 Inhale Calm. Exhale Courage

  • Afterward: note what you did well so you can repeat it

  • Note what you would do differently next time

  • Practice Practice Practice

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