To really innovate, you have to push against the grain, challenge the norm and effectively argue with your colleagues. It's a natural part of the innovation process. While some environments promote collaboration and healthy dissension, others sag under the weight of consensus-building, which is often the slow, painful road to mediocrity.
Philosopher Daniel Dennett provides these 4 steps to criticizing with kindness while arguing intelligently.
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A well-traveled guide in a diverse array of organizational cultures, Emily Porter has a distinct POV marked by large doses of realism, empathy and outright humor. She has lived and worked in DC, NYC, Boston, Richmond (VA) and now Minneapolis.