Separate people from their ideas - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

Separate people from their ideas

Healthy debate is easy if no one is taking the results personally. 

Most heated debates involve people who have trouble separating their opinions from their identity. If I draw what turns out to be a bad idea on a whiteboard, in a healthy culture it’s reinforced that the idea is lame, but I’m not. I can still be smart and valuable. 

6

STASHED IN:

78

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

Some people ask more questions, have more doubts, and are willing to act on them. They are harder to manage since they naturally challenge authority, but if you want assumptions challenged that includes the assumption of hierarchy. 

If healthy debate is encouraged the results will b...

  • Postmortem / Debrief: after every project, a long conversation should take place where people review what happened, what assumptions were made, what went well and what could have gone better. 
  • Experimental attitude:  “Let’s try working this way for a week a...

If you want to shift a culture the most effective way to do it is to change who you hire. 

It’s far easier to hire for traits you need than to try to transform a person who doesn’t have them into someone that does. The more people in an organization that successfully demonstrate ...

If you as the manager continually demonstrate that you are comfortable being challenged, or yielding your idea to a superior one suggested by a colleague or subordinate, everyone who works for you will emulate that behavior

If you dismiss challenges or yell at peopl...

Discover and save more ideas by creating a

FREE

Deepstash account.

Develop a

reading habit

, save

time

and create an amazing

knowledge library

.

GET THE APP:

MORE LIKE THIS

We’ve been doubling the amount of people in our product engineering over the past few years, and you just can’t do the same things you used to do.

1

STASHED IN:

14

Laszlo Bock

"It is within anyone’s grasp to be the founder and culture-creator of their own team, whether you are the first employee or joining a company that has existed for decades".

3

STASHED IN:

76