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How to deal with sensitive proposal info? Ask the Proposal Doctor

Dear Proposal Doctor, As the proposal manager for a large and important bid, I have access to information that senior executives in my company consider sensitive. Sometimes this is information about future assignments or promotions, and other times it is information about our solution, which suggests something about staffing, relocation, and the like. When people on the proposal team ask me what is going in the proposal, I don't like telling them something that isn't true, but the higher-ups insist that certain things be kept confidential. This puts me in a bind. What is the right approach in this situation? -Torn Between the Team and the Execs Dear Torn, You raise an excellent point. Since you didn't say whether you are a consultant or a full-time employee, I cannot tell if this is a recurring problem or just a one-time event. It is troubling for two reasons. First, it is...

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