“Climate of opinion”

C.S. Lewis writes words worth considering,

“I take a very low view of ‘climates of opinion.’ In his own subject every man knows that all discoveries are made and all errors corrected by those who ignore the ‘climate of opinion.’” (The Problem of Pain, pg. 120)

In other words, breakthrough insights typically come from the fringe of your organization… from those who don’t “know any better.”

Who are you listening to when you make organizational decisions?

Why not turn to someone outside of the “climate of opinion” and see what kind of insight they might offer to the issue you are facing?

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