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Be Open-Minded
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Be Open-Minded

 

In the above video, Margaret Heffernan shows us that good disagreement is better than avoiding conflict.

 

Shane Snow in The Harvard Business Review tells us that Benjamin Franklin said that whenever he was about to make an argument, he would open with something along the lines of, “I could be wrong, but…”

 

Researchers have defined open-mindedness as:

  1. Having respect for other viewpoints
  2. Not being intellectually overconfident
  3. Separating one’s ego from one’s intellect
  4. Willingness to revise one’s own viewpoint
  • Do you consider yourself open-minded?
  • What are some ways that you can let new experiences or information change your default ways of thinking? 
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