Badmouthing Competitors

Business by on December 8, 2006 at 10:06 am

Great post by Tom Peters on Badmouthing Competitors.

Never badmouth a competitor, a colleague or really any individual. Badmouthing so rarely helps you and often hurts you (unnecessarily). This was one of first things emphasized in college by our fraternity – never badmouth another house.

There is actually a study that confirms that listeners assign the speakers the traits that they speak about. So, call someone lazy and they’ll associate you with laziness.


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