Saturday, January 12, 2013

Neutral? Better not!

Seth´s Blog is one of the many blog´s I follow. 
Not only because he has a unique writing style, many of his posts will for sure,  set you thinking after you finish reading them.  

What does he write about? The following statement was taken from his blog. Seth Godin "writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything."

Have a look at this one. 

The cost of neutral

If you come to my brainstorming meeting and say nothing, it would have been better if you hadn't come at all.
If you go to work and do what you're told, you're not being negative, certainly, but the lack of initiative you demonstrate (which, alas, you were trained not to demonstrate) costs us all, because you're using a slot that could have been filled by someone who would have added more value.
It's tempting to sit quietly, take notes and comply, rationalizing that at least you're not doing anything negative. But the opportunity cost your newly lean, highly leveraged organization faces is significant.
Not adding value is the same as taking it away.

What are your views about being neutral? Have they changed after reading Seth´s ideas?

Visit Seth´s blog, find a post you find interesting to present to your classmates.