Two Minute Drill: Open Minds, Big Changes
What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is “openness”. Every Monday, I send out my Monday Morning Mojo email to my team. My goal is to help them be just that much more inspired in the work they’re doing to change the world for the better.
The Power of Openness
This week, I did some research and found a great article online in Inc. Magazine. It discussed how openness is directly correlated to personal intelligence.
The more open we are, the more intelligent we become. There are three factors that really drive openness:
First, active listening and empathy. When we’re good listeners, we truly understand where other people are coming from. We can be a lot more open and really put ourselves in their shoes. This understanding of their needs, wants, and goals helps us make better decisions.
Second, challenge our own beliefs. One of my favorite books of all time is “Think Again” by Adam Grant. It emphasizes rethinking our positions. We all have biases and we need to do a better job of challenging those assumptions. Being open to different ideas can be aided by consuming content we normally wouldn’t, opening our minds to new possibilities.
Lastly, it’s about creating a collaborative, open, and safe environment for communication. When our team feels safe to express opinions that might challenge our own, it creates an opportunity to learn new perspectives. Be open to those new perspectives, questions, and ideas that help us shape a better future.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. I hope you all enjoyed it.
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