We naturally gravitate to people just like us.  Same background, thinking style, even religion.  But that just leads to closed thinking.  All great breakthroughs come from the conflict of ideas.  People being willing to state the emperor has no clothes.

Your ability to surround yourself with people who have the gumption to dare to disagree, especially if you’re the one in a position of power, will determine how successful your organisation/product/service will ultimately be.

We know you’ll find this talk by Margaret Heffernan on “Dare to disagree” enlightening.  But watching and not acting is a waste of time.  I challenge you to surround yourself with people who are different.  It’s the only way we grow.


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