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Why there really is no such thing as a bad idea

Aaron Burden

If you want groundbreaking ideas you should encourage your employees to challenge the consensus, writes Bill Snyder for Insights by Stanford Business.

As a manager, consensus might make for an easier life, but you risk losing a potentially game-changing idea by fostering a herd mentality. During a recent Stanford Graduate School of Business Faculty Lecture, William Barnett, a professor of business leadership at Stanford GSB, said: “Humans fear being a fool much more than they hope to be a genius.”

Here are six ways to be a better manager according to Barnett:

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Source Article: Six Ways To Be A Better Manager
Author(s): Bill Snyder