A Well-Reasoned Argument

I want to ask for something at work.

I’ve done it several times before, and I’ve had a mix of successes and failures.  What I’ve found works most (if not all) of the time is a well-reasoned argument.

When I decide to put together an argument for what I’m suggesting, I take the time to make it good.  I hash out details.  I try to think of questions before they are asked, and find answers for them.  I come prepared, and even when the answer is no, I usually get credit for the work I put in to the request.

The challenge on this one is that I’m asking for something that makes me emotional.  I’m not going to leave the emotions out of the argument; I think they are valid in this case and can help my cause.  I do, however, need to find a way to explain the emotions without displaying them.  It’s the difficulty of remaining professional.

Fortunately I have a couple of weeks to work on it.  Wish me luck.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. deshipley
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 20:16:00

    Consider your luck wished. (:
    That you’re putting in this kind of prep work bodes well the final result; ounces of preventions, stiches in time, etc.

    Reply

  2. Nicole W.
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 07:58:48

    Good luck, I hope everything goes well.

    Reply

  3. YerMom
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 08:49:55

    Sending you lots of good thoughts and prayers. You can do this.

    Reply

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