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The Disagreement Dilemma

The Disagreement Dilemma

Learn some useful strategies for deciding whether it’s worth speaking up when you disagree with someone who has more power than you, and what exactly you should say when you do speak up.


Your relationship with a senior lawyer is usually at its best when you’re both on the same page. But what if you disagree? Perhaps you believe it would be more helpful to approach a problem a different way, or you’ve reached a different conclusion on the implications of a new law. Perhaps you honestly feel that if you follow the course the senior lawyer has laid out, the entire project is heading for disaster. What impact will your disagreement have on managing upwards effectively?