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The Truth About Getting the Best from People, Second Edition by Martha I. Finney

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Truth 51. You stand between inspiration and implementation

It’s one thing to have a department that generates ideas—especially great ideas—like a machine. It’s quite another thing to know how to take care of all those ideas—even the bad ones. Nobody can reasonably expect all her ideas to be successfully implemented, of course. But your people deserve to trust that you will take give their ideas respectful consideration, no matter how good or bad they are.

Your people deserve to trust that you will take give their ideas respectful consideration.

As their manager, you are the only one who stands between their brainchildren and any chance they’ll have for having those ideas successfully put to good use. You are the gate between inspiration and implementation. ...

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