Archives for May 10, 2011

Business as Usual: Yes, Virginia, There are Bad Ideas

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By: Helene Cavalli, guest blogger

Many meetings begin with the pronouncement, “There are no bad ideas.” The intent is to help everyone feel comfortable to share ideas freely.

Without getting into semantics about the use of “good” and “bad”, I don’t believe it’s incorrect to state unequivocally that there are bad ideas.  Truly, there are a lot of bad ideas.  The question is, Why isn’t it OK to say so?  What are we afraid of?  Can’t we admit that sometimes we might sound stupid? [Read more…]