Not So Fast!
We miss out on so many opportunities when we get in the habit of making up our mind too quickly. Ideas are great to have and to share with teammates. Ideas are also interactive and conducive to teamwork. When ideas turn into opinions too quickly, they can turn teamwork into a competitive session of persuasion. Brainstorming cannot happen when someone on the team has a strong opinion and an agenda. The ideas of others are stifled if I spend energy trying to persuade others of my opinion.