Tired of dumb ideas? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Tired of dumb ideas? That’s no reason to roll your eyes or contradict someone who makes a well-meaning suggestion. The best response: Maintain a look of neutrality and ask, “Can you repeat that?” In restating the idea, the speaker might offer a valuable nugget that you can work with. If not, say, “It makes sense to...” and then reinforce the goal you both share.