Being Heard

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Posted June 11, 2010 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder

After pounding a point over and over to my former boss one day a few years back, she said, “Don’t worry. You are being heard,” indicating to me that she acknowledges my opinion and ensures she has taken it into consideration.

It occurred to me, though, that even though I’m being heard, and even though I might be right, it doesn’t mean she’s going to do what I want. She hears me and is listening to me and considering my thoughts, but it doesn’t mean I’ll get what I want.

Heard does not always mean decisions will be in your favor, and that’s a lesson I have to learn. But even with that, it’s nice to be heard.


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.

2 Comments


  1.  
    Suz

    She must have taken the same class I took years ago.




  2.  
    Katy at Minnesota Attorney

    "I hear what you're saying…" is a great way to acknowledge someone without having to agree with them… I have a friend that does it all the time!





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