The young leader came racing in my office, his “great idea” bursting from his heart. He had a plan and was ready to go. I listened to his enthusiastic outburst with mixed emotions. He had energy, passion, and commitment. Good start. But…it was a stupid idea.
My inside voice screamed…
- No way
- This idea will never work
- I’ve seen this movie before (it doesn’t end well)
- He hasn’t thought this through
- He’s such a rookie
- Bless his heart
Then two more thoughts.
How do I challenge his thinking while sustaining his passion?
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