idea ownership

Sun Jan 28 15:00:03 EST 1996

Hello there.  I am new to this group, so bear with me if I give some
ideas that have already appeared.  I have read some of the "getting
heard" articles and can relate to most of them.  The problem seems
to be about recognition of original thinking, and that problems
stemmed from female speech mannerisms.
   What about the situations in which you vent your ideas?  For
example, if you come up with some great idea, do you mention it the
first chance you can, ie, 9:00 am, as your supervisor enters the
room?  When the person has the day's work on their mind?  Or do you
say, "Dr. XYZ, may I have a few minutes of your time this afternoon
to discuss an idea I have?" I think the latter is the best approach.
And if they try to discuss it right away, simply say you need time
to prepare your thoughts, etc.
    DAWN GORDON i7bf at

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