Super short thought today --- but a great one. Here is a quote (slightly morphed) from Jim Barksdale, the past CEO of Netscape.
"If you have facts present them and we'll use them. But if you have opinions, keep them, we're gonna use mine!"
I love it!
Discussions, debates and decisions, need facts, not opinions. So if you have facts, present them. If you don't have facts, your opinion is not needed. Especially since your opinion is not based on any facts you thought important enough to learn and remember so you could contribute.
Hmmm... maybe I better remember this idea when I am ready to contribute my "facts-missing" opinions at the next meeting I attend. Seriously - we all have opinions on everything. Take the time to get some facts. Then, let's share our thoughts about the facts.