Own It or Shut Up

 

You know those brainiacs that come to meetings with bright ideas. The next thing you know everyone else is leaving the meeting with more work to do, except the brainiac. Why? Because people allow it to happen. Now that's a very smart person. They are worthless on a team project, but they are really slick about getting out of doing any work.

The next time that brainiac comes up with an idea, invoke your extra work prevention force field with "That's a great idea. Which aspect of it do you want to own?". This statement translates into put up or shut up.


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