Diplomacy and Tact

Definition: The ability to treat others fairly, regardless of personal biases or beliefs.

Leaders who possess diplomacy and tact treat others fairly in a sensitive and effective way, regardless of personal biases or beliefs. Diplomatic and tactful people use appropriate discretion in every situation and work to build understanding with their employees and colleagues. As world commerce grows, tomorrow’s leaders will find themselves working with an increasingly diverse combination of people, a situation in which diplomacy and tact are a must. In this section, you will find resources for building and maintaining positive relationships with others.

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Diplomacy and Tact: Considering Other Opinions

| Sep 5, 2018

Leaders who possess diplomacy and tact treat others fairly in a sensitive and effective way, regardless of personal biases or beliefs.

Creating a Two-Way Conversation

By Dr. Francis Eberle | Dec 14, 2017

How many times have you left a meeting with a colleague feeling good about the outcome, only to find out later that they did not complete what you talked about?

Diplomacy & Tact: The Art of Interacting With Other People

| Aug 7, 2017

In this short video, Communication Coach at InfoQuest Sean Hansen talks about Diplomacy and Tact. He gives us tips for improving this skill set and talks about the importance of integrating the varying perspectives of

Leading with Finesse & Thoughtfulness

Jul 31, 2017

In this week's episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author and leadership advisor Ron Price discuss Diplomacy and Tact. Ron introduces the three different ways of thinking about this leadership skill, and talks about why

Diplomacy and Tact: Aligning Intention with Impact

| Jun 20, 2017

In this short video, Leadership Advisor and TCL Faculty Member, Nicholas Bauman talks about Diplomacy and Tact. He discusses why this set of skills is important for a leader and how to understand, embrace, and be

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Ideas to Get Better at Diplomacy and Tact

| Jan 27, 2017

Want to improve your Diplomacy and Tact skills? Check out this graphic for a variety of ideas that you can start implementing right away to improve your score.

TCL Video Series: Diplomacy and Tact with Brent Patmos

| Oct 12, 2015

Leaders who possess diplomacy and tact treat others fairly in a sensitive and effective way, regardless of personal biases or beliefs. In this short video, Brent Patmos talks about this often misunderstood leadership competency.

Working in Sync - with Whit Mitchell

| Oct 31, 2014

We can judge education and points of wisdom by their impact on long term success.

Working in Sync - with Whit Mitchell

| Oct 31, 2014

We can judge education and points of wisdom by their impact on long term success. If you were to go back to 11 of your clients 25 years later, what would you fi