Ask yourself this question: are you open to big ideas? Most people I ask, whether it’s in executive settings or in large conferences with hundreds of people, tend to say yes.
You might be surprised that you’re more resistant to new and novel ideas than you think. It’s a natural reaction, but we use a technique called PPCO with organizations to help them get in the mindset of possibilities versus being professional skeptics. PPCO is a technique that allows you to open your mind to something that’s new and different. Here’s how it works:
“P” is Pluses: what’s good about the idea that you’re evaluating?
The next “P” is Potential: what future benefits might result if we actually did something like this?
“C” is Concerns, ideally expressed as an open-ended question: how might we solve this problem? How might we think about overcoming the … Read More »