“No one ever got very smart from talking” – Mike Herning
As Mike Herning, Chairman of my company and my mentor often says you can never learn unless you shut your mouth and listen. It’s something I frequently have to remind myself. As a case in point, I switched the channel to a rerun of The Apprentice the other day and was struck by how the above quote applies. If you are called into the boardroom (perhaps any boardroom), it is best to keep quiet and speak when spoken to. No good can come from popping off. Speak when spoken to and learn from listening.