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Hit Me With Your Best Shot

We’ve all been taught since we were kids, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” But now in the workplace, we need to hear when things aren’t going well. We need people to tell us how we can do better, to go against this training they’ve gotten since they were babies.

Luckily, thanks to Pat Benatar, we’ve got the perfect chorus to inspire someone to move out of Ruinous Empathy and bump up their Direct Challenges.

Hit me with your best shot
Why don’t you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire away

Often, people aren’t challenging you because they’re trying to be “nice.” Once they know that you want to hear what they have to say, they’ll be much more likely to stop pulling their punches. Maybe you won’t use these exact words to encourage them, but if you do try it out Pat Benatar style, please send us a video 🙂

Do you have any other pump up jams to encourage Radical Candor?