HBR IdeaCast: Keep Your Ideas to Yourself

Last Updated Mar 13, 2008 8:23 PM EDT

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Great ideas add value to discussion, but when they come from managers, Marshall Goldsmith says, they can add too much value -- stifling the creativity and enthusiasm of the very people you need to execute the idea. Before you pitch your ideas -- or your improvements on an employee's ideas -- ask yourself, "Is it worth it?" Goldsmith offers tips on figuring out when it is worth it and how to present your ideas to keep your team committed and excited.

Featured Guest: Marshall Goldsmith, author of the "Ask the Coach" blog on HarvardBusiness.org.

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