I stole this tip from Staff Engineer by Will Larson.
In a potentially contentious meeting, ask three good questions before you share your perspective, and you’ll see the room shift around you.Will Larson
That’s why I like the three-questions rule of thumb. It’s simple and memorable, and it’s hard to screw up. Follow that rule and two things will happen:
- People will feel heard and safe to speak up
- Your opinion, when you do share it, will be better informed