Recently I attended a great multi-industry conference. A few things speakers said impacted me. They are included here without spin, but simply allowing the reader to take the context of LDS leadership in connection with the quotes.
“To solve any problem that has never been solved before, you have to leave the door to the unknown ajar” – Richard Feynman
“Blockbuster was doing location analysis so that one of their stores would be less than 10 miles than anyone in the U.S. while Netflix was being released. Sometimes not changing can be even riskier than taking risks”
Information is a powerful political component. Individuals in an organization can wield power over others in the same business with the word: “classified”.
If you steal a pencil from the company you can get fired, but if you withhold information you get promoted. Yet the latter can undermine the business and cost millions.
“Letting go of Control is a true sign of leadership”
Hording information may have been successful in the past, but it is negatively impacting business today.
Having doubt is healthy. We wouldn’t look for more information or bather to seek/ask questions if there were no doubts.
All new discovery is driven by doubting something
The most frightening people (in leadership especially) are the ones who have no doubts. Because no matter how wrong they are, they will never know it and they cannot be reasoned with
Predators only partner with other predators, not with prey, such as lambs. If they are not willing to be equal with you, odds are they see you as the lamb on the dinner table.
Hate is gained as much by good works as by evil ones – Marchiavelli
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver – Marchiavelli
If you find yourself always donning a superhero cape to save someone else from a fire, odds are they see you as a dove; which means you are also on the dinner table
If you share more information that your peers, odds are you are also prey, not a predator.
Data is the enemy of belief. When data challenges a person they move from the intellectual to the emotional response.
Doubt is not to be feared, it is to be welcomed as the possibility of a new potential. If you know that you are not sure, you have a chance to improve the situation. – Richard Feynman