June 8, 2022

How you want it


Wouldn’t it be lovely if everyone else was inside your head and you didn’t have to explain or advocate. That they’d just do what you want, how you want it, exactly when you say. Everything would be so much easier, faster, seamless … and worse.

All those other voices, all their questions, all the explanations and justifications, all the talking, drawing diagrams, picking things apart and putting them back together. All that needless, wasted effort … is exactly what you need to improve the idea, the plan, the process, the execution, the outcome, the world.

No one has a lock on good ideas. Not you. Not the smartest guy or gal in the room (or whoever likes to think they are). Every plan improves with discussion, every articulation clarifies, every question adds value, and every genuine conversation leads to deeper insight, every angle gives perspective.

Skippy strategy: Encourage every question, respect every contribution.