We really don’t have to shout

No one ever wins the shouting wars.

No one. Not the apparent victors or those who suffer defeat.

We are all losers, in the end, even the bystanders.

Because verbal violence that erupts does its damage, that’s its nature.

We don’t have to shout, but we do have to speak.

How are you faring in finding your voice and rhythm?

Don’t confuse being a fast talker with being a deep thinker. Speaking quickly signals confidence, not complexity.

Don’t mistake volume for expertise. Speaking loudly reflects conviction, not credibility.

Sometimes the best ideas come from the least assertive voice in the room.

Adam Grant on Twitter, 111th October 2021