April 25, 2013

Nobody’s perfect

“I’m not a saint, no, not at all, but what I did, it wasn’t cool,“ says Jessie J. in her song Nobody’s Perfect. And she continues, “And I hate that I made you think that the trust we had is broken. Don’t tell me you can’t forgive me ‘cause nobody’s perfect.”

Communication is generally made with words, be it in our business or personal life. We may burn the bridges by overreacting to a word, which irritates us, without considering the outcome. The regret we later feel cannot always be explained to the other party or we may lose face.

In M&A projects, especially when negotiationg issues where the parties have different valuation criteria, sometimes even a joke too many might break a deal which has been developed through long months of tedious work.

I wouldn’t know how you behave in your personal life, but I suggest that in your business life, before giving a reaction to the outer world on an issue which displeases you, you give yourself some time to go over it in your inner world. :-) In case you are still all nerves then it may be a good idea to delegate the communication to somebody else.

If you would like to listen to Jessie J.’s song Nobody’s Perfect, please click here.

The oldie of the week: Fairground Attraction – Perfect (1988)

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