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Fast Company featured David Allen this week, in their Leadership Hall of Fame series.
Does your company plan things correctly? Or are meetings unproductive due to poor planning? We continue our Leadership Hall of Fame series . . .
How Bad Plans And “Good Ideas” Ruin Meetings
BY David AllenTue Nov 1, 2011When the “Good Idea” Is a Bad Idea
Have you ever hear a well-intentioned manager start a meeting with the question, “OK, so who’s got a good idea about this?”
What is the assumption here? Before any evaluation of what’s a “good idea” can be trusted, the purpose must be clear, the vision must be well defined, and all the relevant data must have been collected (brainstormed) and analyzed (organized). “What’s a good idea?” is a good question, but only when you’re about 80 percent of the way through your thinking! Starting there would probably blow anyone’s creative mental fuses.
You can read the complete article here.