Monday, April 5, 2010

I have an idea...

We all give advice and offer opinions. We do so freely and widely. We're flattered when someone asks for our thoughts. We sometimes make recommendations with no prompting.

If you're like me, you may have days of meetings filled with folks offering opinions and ideas. Most of them are good. Some of them are worth implementing.

I wonder how silent the room would fall if we put one caveat in front of such well-intentioned thoughts:
Don't offer an idea you're not willing to take action on yourself.

I can hear the pins dropping now...

1 comment:

Taavi Burns said...

And that's a tough one to follow through on, particularly when there's griping about a decision someone else made for you.