Open Minds by Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

I don’t post this to make a partisan political point, but merely to ask all of us maybe to open our minds a bit more, in line with this advice from Leo Tolstoy in 1897:

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest things cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.”

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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