Line Time Pretend You’re Dead to Get Honest Feedback from Employees “What if I were dead?” Published 7 months ago on June 16, 2020 By PETS+ Staff PETS+ July 2020 Issue Share Tweet “What if I were dead?” If you can’t get employees to commit to a decision or offer their honest opinion on a store initiative, ask them to imagine a scenario in which you weren’t around. And if you really want to emphasize the point, lie down on the floor, fold your arms across your chest, close your eyes and ask: “OK, which way would you go?” Source: How To Become a Great Boss, by Jeffrey J. Fox Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) PETS+ Staff Since launching in 2017, PETS+ has won 16 major international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact PETS+'s editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertisement You may like Use This One-Liner to Show You Value Customers of Your Pet Business Hit Pause When Sharing a Lot of Information With a Customer Make Sure to Ask This to Your Customers Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases22 hours ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases22 hours ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases22 hours ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School1 month ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines4 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?