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Threaten wisely - beware of empty threats!

This campaign tip (no. 115) was published on Thursday, 25th April 2019
"If you don't do X I'll do Y".

Just beware ... the threat may be empty ... and if you're been threatened as a campaigner with (for example) someone leaving your campaign, it may be a case of "fair enough - if that's how you feel. If someone's in the habit of threatening to quit ... all you are doing by granting their request is prolonging their eventual departures. Which is not to say you should not listen - also somewhat unwise not to listen to people and think "why are they in that position" and "do they have a point in their request"

And be careful before you threaten. Say to me "I'll walk" and I have been know to say "go ahead" ...
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These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at- wellho.net
Or reach me on the Coffee Shop Forum (User Grahame) facilities


What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018


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