“Confrontation has obvious costs and hidden benefits. Silence has hidden costs and obvious benefits"

- Kim Scott

Why don't we speak up more often when someone has said or done something that challenges, hurts, or upsets us?

Kim Scott, best selling author of Radical Candor and Just Work provides one of the answers in her quote above.

Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson shared something similar with our Tenfold Australia leadership community when she joined us last year to unpack psychological safety, saying...

"Speaking up = playing to win. Silence = playing not to lose."

None of us likes to lose.

Speaking up can be risky.

But there is a cost of staying silent for the one who always bites their tongue.

By suppressing your truth you are inadvertently telling yourself that your perspective doesn't matter.

Know this. It does.

Your truth matters!

Remember, all of us are smarter than any one of us.

Your truth may be a key that will benefit us all.