If you're brainstorming, don't characterizes ideas as "bad." Yes, there are bad ideas, but they're the fertilizer out of which good ideas grow.
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When it comes to brainstorming meetings, the terms "long" and "productive" are an oxymoron.
Think 15 to 20 minutes. The moment everyone's energy starts to flag, end the meeting before the storm turns into a dull drizzle.
Every organization consists of 2 general types of people:
The Yes-men and Yes-women only spout regurgitated pap, so don't invite them.
The ones that usually have negative ideas will come in handy later, when you're sorting through the ideas, but but they're not useful when you're generating them.
It explains how you can get the most out of the fact that 45% of your behavior happens on autopilot by setting ridiculously small goals, relying on willpower instead of motivation and tracking your progress to live a life that’s full of good mini habits.
In the book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman states that we instantly recognize other people’s stupidity, slips and mistakes, but not our own.
When we see other people we instantly judge their actions as silly or sound, but when we make a mistake ourselves, we have long justifications ready, adding context to our stupid actions that would not be known to anyone.
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