Thinking about leadership, productivity, parenting, and mindfulness; dreaming of our infinite human potential. A die-hard fan of the Oxford Comma.
When you don’t have knowledge or experience blocking your perspective, you can see problems and solutions in a different light.
The way to break the pattern is to use a few short sentences to interrupt everyone’s thinking. Saying the one thing that everyone is too scared to say is the best solution I’ve found.
If the outcome involves influencing the rest of the people in the meeting to do something, letting them speak should be the focus. When people are heard first, they tend to listen to what you say when it’s your turn.