Here’s a peek of her latest blog post:
Think of the last time you tossed out a wild idea at work? Did everyone jump on it and tell you it was terrific? Or did some snicker and say, “you’re kidding, right?” I hope you got more of the former, but I’ll bet you’ve had some snickering too.
When that happens, ideas stop cold.
Unfortunately, the squelching of ideas happens even in organizations that try hard to encourage innovation. I once heard an employee say that when she mentioned something a bit off the wall, the CEO leaned back in his chair, crossed his arms, and lifted an eye brow. Never said a word but the message was clear. That was it for the employee. She never put an idea on the table again.