Pros and cons.ScalesChange can bring out the pessimist in people. The next time someone starts listing all the reasons an idea won’t work or can’t happen, ask them to give three reasons it can.

We need a fair balance of the pros and cons to weigh up any idea.

Besides, I quite like this quote from Herm Albright…

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort”

Think of a change you are contemplating. Draw up a pros and cons list.

Now visit this HBR article on the pros and cons of a pros-and-cons list 🙂

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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