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Harvey Mackay’s creativity killers

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Harvey Mackay, founder of the Mackay Envelope Corp. and author of the bestseller Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive, says executives should listen to every idea that comes up through the ranks.

The best way to keep those ideas flowing, he says, is to avoid shutting people down with these creativity-killing statements:

  • “Great idea! Let’s form a committee to tackle it.”
  • “The competition already does it that way.” (Or: “The competition doesn’t do it that way.”)
  • “Let’s run it by legal.”
  • “We tried something similar, and it didn’t work.”

Mackay also believes every goal that gets accomplished has a good plan behind it, "A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline."

— Adapted from Pushing the Envelope All the Way to the Top, Harvey Mackay, Ballantine.

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