Which person would you want on your side?

@TriciaW (2442)
United States
April 4, 2007 10:52am CST
You are in a middle of a project, one that you believe needs to be approved by the group. You have one person that seems to know all the facts but is rather quiet about expressing the benefits of this program. You have another person that doesn't have the knowledge of all the facts but enthusiastic about the concept and is vocal about the need for it to be approved. If you had to pick only one person to be by your side in helping you promote this idea which one would you pick?
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@vebela (310)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I see the benefits of both. The enthusiastic person could get others enthusiastic, but would not be able to tell them much. The quiet person, on the other hand, would be able to answer many questions, but wouldn't be able to spread the enthusaism. Because I am a relatively quiet person, and studious, I would probably choose the enthusiastic person to help me promote the idea. If I were you, I look at my own strenths and weaknesses. Then, I would choose a partner, who I know I would work with well, that could complement my strengths by supplementing my weaknesses. So, if you are a quiet person and feel that you are fairly knowledgeable about the facts of the project/concept, go with the enthusiastic person. If you are a people person, and feel that you might falter in answering questions about the project, then go with the quiet person.
@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
4 Apr 07
mm..toughie. I am still honing my managerial skills...I would like someone with the knowledge but his/her silence could be indicative of disinterest/ discord, so I would probably try and get a better indication and get them on or back off. The other one sounds okay but with limited knowledge would only have a limited usefulness..no I can't decide that one..I want to see other's responses to this.
• Australia
4 Apr 07
The quiet one without doubt