Never Let the Guy with the Broom Decide How Many Elephants Can Be in the Parade


The problem isn’t just that good ideas are always in danger of being shot down. In an unhealthy system good ideas often don’t see the light of day because everybody knows up front that bringing them up is a waste of time. I would wager that serial blockers have killed ten times more ideas in people’s heads than they’ve killed on the floor of meetings—just because everybody is convinced that bringing up an idea would be a waste of time, or because it would cause World War III . . . 

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2 thoughts on “Never Let the Guy with the Broom Decide How Many Elephants Can Be in the Parade

  1. Derek,
    I love this article and would love to ask your permission to use a large portion of it in our church newsletter.

    Shalom,
    Adam Harmon (frustrated DOC pastor in Missouri)

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