Group Thinkers Need Not Apply

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Group Thinkers Need Not Apply

 “It were not that we should all alike; of it is difference

of opinion that makes horse races.”  

Mark Twain 1835 – 1910, American Writer, Humorist,

Entrepreneur, Publisher and Lecture




As I see it . . . . . . . .

Group thinkers need not apply


It’s interesting to watch group thinking in action . . . .


There is two type of group thinking . . . . One is the leader who doesn’t want new thinking . . . . or any new ideas to be introduced into the conversation. They will do their best to shut any new thinking . . . . and will be steadfast in their thinking even at the risk of a failure.


The other type of group thinking . . . . are the people in the group that will not speak up . . . . They go along with what is being said to avoid conflict. This type of thinking will have a negative effect on the decision making of the group . . . . and the results of the groups decision making.


Group thinkers will go out of their way in finding the common ground to think alike . . . . and to avoid any new thinking.


New thinking is discouraged . . . .  and frankly frown on.


It takes courage to speak up . . . . When there is a bully in the group the bully will their best to bully you in your decision making to side with them.


When your right the choice is . . . . do you speak up? Or do you remain quiet?


I have been in proactive meeting where things were accomplished . . . . I been in meeting that I was told not to talk or offer an opinion . . . . that decision making caused a crash and burn outcome.


Group thinkers need not apply . . . . Wanted thinker that want to grow and thrive.


©2017 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author











Comments (10)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am a lone wolf when it comes to my business.  I am not in favor of the team scene

Dec 10, 2017 03:06 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

You reminded me of my days with the Chamber of Commerce. The good old boys and girls wanted nothing to change and no one but them to offer an opinion. It's really a wonder they didn't throw me out.

Dec 10, 2017 03:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I remember having a boss who would say if I want your opinion I will ask for it in the mean time just do as I say not as I do...Endre

Dec 10, 2017 09:46 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Lou.  This seems to be the way it works in Washington DC as well as politics throughout our nation these days.

Dec 11, 2017 04:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share.

It takes courage to speak up.

Dec 11, 2017 05:33 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never liked group thinking, it always seems to clutter things for me anyways.  I prefer when people come up with ideas individually, then they are shared, that always helps me improve upon my own ideas.

Dec 11, 2017 06:39 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

thoughts are from individuals not groups.... I enjoy individual thoughts and communication....

Dec 30, 2017 02:44 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No idea should every be considered too outrageous to consider. There is always a grem of truth in them.

Jan 01, 2018 06:27 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

When new or different thinking is disallowed, truth often follows.

Jul 26, 2019 11:38 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thank goodness for individuality and the spirit of thinking.  

Aug 31, 2019 10:58 AM