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Selling your idea by never owning it

By Libby Stegger

How many times have you heard someone say, “Own it”? It’s motivational - go forth and spread your ideas! Be confident and powerful!

But leadership is not necessarily about projecting this kind of forceful power. At last month’s Emerging Leaders Network LunchSusan Campion reminded us of the importance of not owning our ideas. Campion, a consultant and change agent, spoke to the group about what it takes to get our ideas heard. Asking how to get my idea heard, she says, is actually the wrong question. It is too egocentric and closes us off to hearing and incorporating other ideas that could improve or trump our own. If we really want change, we need to innovate and listen.

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