Playing it safe is not all it's cracked up to be. Some boats need to be rocked - and if you go through life never making waves, you'll live short of your potential.
If your office or organization has a culture of impervious compliance instead of inventive collaboration, you will operate in terminal mediocrity. That's a colorful way of saying communicate, collaborate, or die.
It might be a quick demise or a slow painful passing - but either way, a single productive conversation could pave the way to a more promising future. A series of productive conversations is even more likely to keep you moving forward toward new levels of excellence.
Research is fascinating on this subject. If just one person offers an alternative view to "consensus reality" it frees others from "group-think" and results in overall increased authenticity and idea generation. And the research confirms that dissenting views don't even need to be credible to get people started communicating more openly.
Some Boats Need to Be Rocked is about the fine art of productive boat-rocking.
Key takeaways from this session are:
I blog daily when I have a lot to say. When I don't have much to say, I stay silent. Kind of how it outta be, don't you think? Lots of great communication tips.
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