Is it Time to Rock the Boat?

Escape the “Group Think,” mentality the stifles creativity if you want to uncover better ideas and processes for solving problems and discovering new paths to sales success.

Your education probably robbed you of your individuality and forced you to confirm. Years ago, I read a study where I.Q. tests were given to children ages 2 – 4 years. Amazingly 95% of the children were found to be highly creative with curious, questioning minds and an ability for abstract thinking.

When the same children were tested again at age 7, only 5% still demonstrated high levels of creativity. In the ensuing years, they had learned to conform; “If you want to get along, you had better go along,” is what they had discovered.

The Dangers of Conformity
They had learned to color between the lines, to sit in neat little rows, to do and say what the other kids did and said, and to do as they were told. Over time, they lost the wonderful fearless spontaneity of youth and learned to suppress ideas and insights that were unusual or different. Perhaps it’s your season to rock the boat.