If you’ve never checked out Seth Godin today would be a good day. His post on The Threat of Pigeons and Other Fundamentalists is rich. Basic story, "We don’t expect a pigeon to wise up and change its behavior. But what about your boss? Have you ever had a boss who said, "I’ve looked at all the best thinking on [insert issue here: factory expansion, layoffs, global warming, stem-cell research, foreign trade], and I’m going to change my mind; my old position was wrong, and this is what we should do instead"? Or is your boss, well, more like a pigeon?" Read the rest of the story: Fast Company
Learning to think gray is the goal, as Steven Sample describes it in The Contrarian Leader. May we all be less like a pigeon.