A、are afraid of it
C、offer an idea
If we （） the plan you suggest, we are more likely to be successful.
It’s nice to have people of like mindaround. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow you to relax and feelcomfortable. Unfortunately, that comfort can hinder the very learning that canexpand your company and your career.
It’s nice to have people agree, but youneed conflicting perspectives to dig out the truth. If everyone around you hassimilar views, your work will suffer from confirmation bias. (偏颇)
Take a look at your own network. Do youcontacts share your point of view on most subjects？ It yes, it’s time to shakethings up. As a leader, it can be challenging to create an environment in whichpeople will freely disagree and argue, but as the saying goes: Fromconfrontation comes brilliance.
It’s not easy for most people to activelyseek conflict. Many spend their lives trying to avoid arguments. There’s noneed to go out and find people you hate, but you need to do someself-assessment to determine where you have become stale in your thinking. Youmay need to start by encouraging your current network to help you identify yourblind spots.
Passionate, energetic debate does notrequire anger and hard feelings to be effective. But it does require moralstrength. Once you have worthing opponents, set some ground rules so everyoneunderstands responsibilities and boundaries. The objective of this debatinggame is not to win but to get to the truth that will allow you to move faster,and better.
Fierce debating can hurt feelings,particularly when strong personalities are involved. Make sure your check inwith your opponents so that they are not carrying the emotion of the battlesbeyond the battlefield. Break the tension with smiles and humor to reinforcethe idea that this is friendly discourse and that all are working toward acommon goal.
Reword all those involved in the debatesufficiently when the goals are reached. Let your sparring partners (拳击陪练) know how much you appreciate their contribution. The more theyfeel appreciated, the more they’ll be willing to get into the ring next time.
61.What happens when you have like-mindedpeople around you all the while？
A) It will help your companyexpand more rapidly.
B) It will be create a harmoniousworking atmosphere.
C) It may prevent your businessand career from advancing.
D) It may make you fell uncertainabout your own decision.
62.What does the author suggest leaders do？
A) Avoid arguments with businesspartners.
B) Encourage people to disagreeand argue.
C) Build a wide and strongbusiness network.
D) Seek advice from their worthycompetitors.
63.What is the purpose of holding a debate？
A) To find out the truth about anissue.
B) To build up people’s moralstrength.
C) To remove misunderstandings.
D) To look for worthy opponents.
64.What advice does the author give topeople engaged in a fierce debate？
A) They listen carefully to theiropponents’ views.
B) They slow due respect for eachother’s beliefs.
C) They present their viewsclearly and explicitly.
D) They take care not to hurt eachother’s feelings.
65.How should we treat our rivals after asuccessful debate？
A) Try to make peace with them.
B) Try to make up the differences.
C) Invite them to the ring nexttime.
D) Acknowledge their contribution.