“Walking into any conversation knowing full well that it’s okay if you choose to walk away. That it’s okay to choose if you to participate or not. It gives you such control – for me, it gives me confidence. It means I can really talk to anybody. I’ll feel pretty good that I can set my boundaries and do what I need to do to take care of me.
“So, what might happen is when I start hearing a viewpoint I disagree with. I make a choice: Am I going to share my perspective? Am I going to listen or not engage?
“It’s a simple choice you get to make. Sometimes you’ll make the listen choice. Sometimes you’ll make the walk away choice.You can always – always – choose to be curious about what they think and what their life has gone that has led them to have these thoughts.
“You can also choose to just lightly listen to them. You don’t have to take everything they say to heart. We analyze people in our heads all the time and choose how seriously to interpret what they’re saying. You get to do that.
“Come from that place that I really get to choose makes me confident engaging in potentially confrontational territory.
“Option 1 is that, Option 2, if I’ve expressed my position a few times and I want to be done. I might say: Thank you for talking to me as much as you did. I’m going to mingle with someone else now.”
"You get to choose. Whether that’s something you make a positive situation. Or whether you choose to ignore it. Or make it worse. It’s all up to you.” Lizzie Post
"Emily Post always said that whenever two people come together and their actions affect one another, you have etiquette. That exactly what it’s all about. It doesn’t matter if you’re holding a door or getting married. There’s some form of etiquette going on between you. And you get to choose. Whether that’s something you make a positive situation. Or whether you choose to ignore it. Or make it worse. It’s all up to you.” Lizzie Post Source: Awesome Etiquette - Episode #1: The Yawning and the Pinky
“I don’t know how you can have the same kind of people... and think you’re being fair in your selection process. Ever. That you had no problem. It’s just that you had ‘higher standards’.” Kara Swisher with Emily Chang
“I said: ‘what is your responsibility to hiring women?' He said ‘We’re serious about this, we’re blind to gender, race, ethnicity we’re looking very hard.' I said ‘Are you looking hard enough?' He said we’re looking very hard. What we’re not to prepared to do is to 'lower our standards’.” “Which is only used with women and people of color. Just fyi.” “I couldn’t believe what I just heard. I wasn't trying to trap him” “That’s not trapping. That’s what he thinks. I thought he would have thought about it and would have a thoughtful answer.” "People were horrified. And ... Read more