Deborah Tannen Summary

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Deborah Tannen explained, on many different occasions, how to give an indirect order to a superior from a subordinate. Deborah mentioned indirect orders or concerns from subordinates to superiors are often overlooked and not taken as hints or serious suggestions. Due to the fact some pilots do not take subtle hints of co-pilots for danger, many co-pilots have taken courses on how to tell their superior officer of the impending danger that will follow if the pilot keeps the-= aircraft’s current course. Tannan recommends being more assertive and conscientious when giving indirect orders from a superior to subordinate or vise versa, as well as making sure direct orders will not cause the subordinate to feel inferior.
The co-pilot tried to warn

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