At N&I we get frustrated with the lack of openness to newness that we see so "everywhere." We are unimpressed with the commonality of polarized, stuck thinking in our general culture. So, a few of us have established what we are calling "The Year of Truth" We've invited our friends (that's you) - conservatives, middle of the roaders and liberals alike - to not accept things as "true, factual or correct" just because that information, or the slant on it, conforms with the opinions and world view that they/you/ we hold as generally true. We could call it "Red Teaming" our own (current) thinking.
Read here how "Red Team Thinking" practiced in the military, where the motivation for innovative thinking and creative problem solving are absolutely powerful. As one Naval Base Commander once told us: "We're motivated to be great creative problem solvers because our failures have names, they are our friends, and they come in body bags." We could all learn useful skills from this military training document. Click on the image to download it:
Many of the concepts in this booklet conform to those taught by our founders Bob Eckert and Jonathan Vehar, in their book "More Lightning, Less Thunder: How to Energize Innovation Teams." now in its 4th edition.
The year of truth! Join us on an ever fluctuating Red Team, challenging the orthodoxy of "what has to be" and creating the positive future of what can be.