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Leadership Tips: Your First Idea May Be Your Best

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Imagine for a second that you are in a meeting where the goal is to solve a challenge. An idea immediately comes to mind, however you skip over it, with the hope that an even more brilliant idea might pop into your head.

Why do we do this? Why do we discount our immediate instinct?

This week’s Fierce tip encourages you to vocalize all the first ideas you have, and to trust the instinct that told you that this is a problem, solution, challenge, or whatever it may be. If you’re a leader, this week when you are in a meeting, ask everyone to say their first ideas. You may be surprised as to what is being left unsaid due to self-editing.

No matter what your initial idea may be it may look different once others collaborate and innovate on it, or it might be the perfect solution right off the bat.


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