A colleague complimented me on my tact, saying I “have a wonderful way with words… poise and grace.” Another likes my bluntness, saying that “real friends tell it straight, compliments AND criticisms.”

Tact and bluntness.

My mom once said she was glad that I had acquired some of my dad’s diplomacy to go along with her outspokenness.

Tact and bluntness. In business (and in life) I think you’re best served when you use both.

Photo by Chris P. (Flickr).