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Kim Shepherd to Fast Company: How To Make Sure Your Most Outspoken Employee Doesn’t Hog The Spotlight

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Every company has at least one – the outspoken employee who always has something to add.  While in many cases this can be a positive attribute, it’s a delicate balance for management to ensure that person doesn’t steamroll everyone else, possibly preventing valuable input and ideas from being heard from his or her less aggressive counterparts.

Decision Toolbox CEO Kim Shepherd was among several trusted executives Fast Company asked for advice on how to manage this delicate situation.

Kim’s advice in the article is to set timelines for the amount of time someone can have the floor during a meeting, for example. “Start by saying, ‘We will address this topic for 15 minutes with a five-minute maximum for each participant,’” says Kim Shepherd, CEO of the recruiting firm Decision Toolbox. “This gives a heads-up to the overall team that their time is being properly managed.”

Check out the full article here:  Fast Company: How To Make Sure Your Most Outspoken Employee Doesn’t Hog The Spotlight


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