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Chapter 12. Preventing Common Misunderst... > Failure to Give Others a Second Chan...

Failure to Give Others a Second Chance

It is true that we do not always get a second chance to make a good impression. But we may lose more than we suspect when we refuse to give people a second chance to build a relationship with us.

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When Brenda first met Cynthia—both were new managers hired from the outside— Cynthia mishandled their first few moments together. Rather than give Cynthia a second chance, Brenda decided not to pursue a relationship with her. A year later, when Cynthia became Brenda’s supervisor, Brenda realized she had needlessly damaged her career.


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