The Danger in Being Reflexively Contrarian

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Some people reflexively take the contrarian view. But there is nothing to be gained by always taking the contrarian view. If you say white, the reflexively contrarian says black. If you say up, the reflexively contrarian says down. It doesn't matter what you say or believe, the … [Read more...]

Play the Angel’s Advocate

Play the Angel's Advocate

Have you ever been faced with a problem and, in an attempt to solve it, shared ideas only to have your ideas shot down by everyone in the room? Have you ever left a meeting where nothing was decided because every idea presented was immediately dismissed as wrong, too difficult, … [Read more...]