Have you ever heard a high-ranking leader at an organization mention something and then took it at face value?
Yet a lower-level staff member makes a claim and those that hear on the outside are incredulous at the employee(s) statements.
Situations often arise where a top official will make a claim and most everyone will side with them. And the employee who tries to shed light on the issue or state their side of the story gets ignored because we default to trust those in higher position.
Why do people automatically trust someone higher up without getting all the facts? And likewise not corroborate the facts to validate their employee?
One may say that the leader has more knowledge, is more trustworthy because of her or his tenure and level of responsibility, or their words should be held in high regard becuase of who they are.
But that is not…
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