How many times have you sat in a meeting and – in the name of collaboration – gave credence to what you considered a foolish idea?
How many times have you seen criticism quashed by the powers-that-be?
How often have you agreed with a course of action simply because it came from upper management?
How many times have you seen a project fail due to inertia or apathy?
Is speaking out being impertinent?
Does civility outweigh performance?
Have we become so squeamish that we are willing to accept mediocrity to avoid conflict?