Looking for advice!
Here's a scenario: you, Fe/Ti or Ti/Fe person, are leading a work meeting today. You have decided that you need the first phase of all personnel evaluations completed by 6 Jan 2011. Head office gave you that date, and you didn't see a problem with it at first; so you agreed and now need to communicate it down the food chain.
In the meeting, when you announce the date, the first person to respond says, "You want people to have these evaluations done for their staff by that date? The financials won't be completed by then so there's no data ready to show how well they performed in 2010. The company master plan hasn't yet been updated, so there are no goals for 2011 to use to set new goals or performance targets. Three of the staff are already away for Christmas and won't be back until 3 Jan 2011. They then only have 3 days to do their appraisals."
So, to you as the leader, how do you feel when you are thus confronted? Is it embarrassing? Does it cause you to withdraw, go silent, go blank? Because, as soon as the words are spoken in the meeting, you know that all of the above is true, and you didn't think of that stuff or consult anyone to see if the date would be workable first ... but your reaction is to just tell everyone they have to get them done regardless of the logical impediments to the process.
How can a strong Te user best bring information to your attention in a meeting to help you stay open to hear it? Amend the plan accordingly? Te users can blurt out why things won't work ... so how can they say it in a way that gets more people on board?