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    agenda

    Please set me clear on the following in red.

    Questioning well is a skill that helps you get closer to people. It can be a warm, interactive process, even if you have an agenda.

    Is this saying "even if you are having a kind of business meeting that has an official agenda?"

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    Re: agenda

    No. Nothing to do with a meeting.

    Meetings do have agendas. An agenda is a statement or list of things that it is hoped will be accomplished.

    People can have their own agendas as well. I may act nice to my boss, but that is just because I want to get a raise, not because I really like him.

    A politician may promise you benefits, but he just wants you to vote for him.

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    Re: agenda

    Do you mean a hidden agenda?

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    Re: agenda

    Yes, sometimes there are hidden agendas. Sometimes they are well known. You know the guy trying to sell you a car is trying to sell you a car, but you still might enjoy talking to him.

    The original post only states that it can be "warm and interactive" to ask people questions, even if you have a reason to be doing so other than simply wanting to have a conversation.

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    Re: agenda

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean a hidden agenda?
    Not necessarily hidden.

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    #6

    Re: agenda

    Then may I simply take "agenda" to mean "intention" in the original post?

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    Re: agenda

    Yes- it's an intention, a bias, etc.

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