There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.— Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher
If you think good minds think alike, think again. Owner of Woodward Avenue Brewery and Co-Founder of Ferndale’s DIY Street Fair, Krista Johnston tells us how being successful (and being a good leader) hinges on surrounding yourself with others who have varying opinions—and different thought processes than your own.
Intellectual diversity (AKA diverse thinking) has gotten a bad rap recently (thanks politics), but it’s actually the special ingredient needed for stronger problem solving. Here’s why seeking individuals with differing views, as opposed to finding like-minded people, improves work results. #WinWin.
When Krista mentioned the importance of keeping your ego in check, it had more than a few of us Fuelers examining our “ego health”. And yowza. Here’s a super simple checklist to see if your ego needs a little love (or a shorter leash).
When it comes to #EgoGoals, look no further than Honest Abe Lincoln, whose cabinet members not only had different POVs—they were actually his enemies. Read a quick interview with Author of Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns about one of America’s most admired leaders, and his courage to surround himself with opinions other than his own.