No idea is born perfect. Give it a chance to grow. Avoid these negative comments and let the least likely ideas turn into the best ideas!!
Use these idea killers to make your idea stonger, to polish it. What doesn't kill them makes them stronger.
- Does already exist!
- Requires more research!
- Incurs just too much change!
- Way too expensive!
- Management will not endorse it!
- It doesn't grab me.
- It's not in our image.
- It's not in our style.
- It sounds too simple.
- It sounds too complicated.
- We'll never find the time to do it.
- Sounds crazy to me!
- We've never done anything like that before.
- Has anyone ever done anything like that before?
- It'll turn everybody off.
- That's not consistent with the way we do things here.
- How in the world did you come up with that?!
- Let's be realistic...
- Come on...get serious.
- Great idea-but not for us.
- People will say we're silly.
- People will say we're reckless.
- What will people say?
- It'll never work.
- Do you really think that would work?
- I don't know...
- Why bother?
- Sorry...try again.
- That's a new one to me.
- That's very interesting, but...
- That's fantastic, but...
- Yes, but...
- Who's going to do it?
Beaten all the idea killers above? Ready for some more? Eat your heart out and have some more!