It’s kind of a tricky balance, isn’t it, to be respectful and polite to our colleagues … and at the same time, wrestle vigorously with their ideas.
This quote, however, doesn’t give you permission to be inconsiderate or rude.
Its essence is that walking on eggshells to avoid conflict, is not the path to effective collaboration. It’s ok to disagree… it’s ok to strongly disagree… but you can do it respectfully and still sort through disagreements to achieve a common goal.
Speak your mind clearly and respectfully… don’t hesitate … and you’ll discover that the power of collaboration is advancing and attacking diverse ideas to achieve the best outcome. You can learn more about Collaboration and Communication here.
Success won’t be found in politeness.