What if your first response to input was “Yes, And…”?
Why is this important for leaders and teams?

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“Yes” encourages engagement and a continuation of exploring solutions.
“And” keeps the conversation going.
This rule is what keeps improv going and positive.
Even if, you may not agree with the initial input it honors the suggestion and the person.
The person offering will more likely feel valued.

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Let me know how it goes!

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