"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions." -- Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Italian painter, sculptor and inventor
Last week, during a discussion on business strategy, two of my clients really locked horns. They each took a position and dug in their heels. Eventually the conversation reached a standstill. To get them back on track I had them switch gears and play devil's advocate - literally building a case against their own ideas. It allowed them to see the flaws in their positions a little more clearly.