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positioning

English translation: where people stand

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English term or phrase:positioning
Selected answer:where people stand
Entered by: Yasutomo Kanazawa

11:19 Jul 24, 2016
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Management
English term or phrase: positioning
Hello everyone,

Like Lewis’s approach, the efforts of the chameleon professionals I was training got the attention of senior mentors, who saw that these professionals were trying to step up to the new role. The efforts made the seniors more apt to coach and mentor the new professionals, to share why and how they, the mentors, did what they did—one senior partner called this type of coaching “unveiling the mysteries.” The senior executives shared their tacit knowledge about nuances that made all the difference—how to frame a meeting, how to build peer relationships with clients, how to diagnose the politics, how to notice the subtle **positioning** around controversial ideas, and so on.

Does "positioning" mean different attitudes of different people towards a particular idea?

Thank you.
Mikhail Korolev
Local time: 23:18
where people stand
Explanation:
Positioning here means where different people stand at (in favor of, indifferent, or against) towards "controversial" ideas, not a particular idea.

Even if not spoken or expressed, the senior executives shared the knowledge they had about how to perceive where people stand to controversial ideas.



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Yasutomo Kanazawa
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Thank you, Yasutomo-san.
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where people stand


Explanation:
Positioning here means where different people stand at (in favor of, indifferent, or against) towards "controversial" ideas, not a particular idea.

Even if not spoken or expressed, the senior executives shared the knowledge they had about how to perceive where people stand to controversial ideas.





Yasutomo Kanazawa
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thank you, Yasutomo-san.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charlesp
35 mins
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agree  Edith Kelly
1 hr
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agree  Yvonne Gallagher: yes, but no "at" after stand and need "stand in relation/regards to" (not "stand to" alone)
8 hrs
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agree  AllegroTrans: in essence, their attitudes towards something
10 hrs
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agree  acetran
2 days 5 hrs
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