How to Respond to a Crazy Idea From Your Boss

Your boss asks for your thoughts an idea that’s outside the box—actually, a more accurate description would be out of this universe. If you were asked over email, you’d spend a few moments picking your jaw up off the floor, and then probably a good half an hour (or more) working through a response.

But you don’t have the luxury of response time: Your boss is on the other side of the phone—or your office—eagerly awaiting your thoughts.

You may be thinking, “There is just no way,” but of course, there is a more diplomatic (and effective) way to go about it. Read on for two approaches I’ve used and would recommend in this situation.

See the rest of my latest Daily Muse post here.