Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Group Thinkers Need Not Apply

Group Thinkers Need Not Apply

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











Comment balloon 10 commentsLou Ludwig • December 10 2017 10:15PM


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

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 3 years ago

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.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) almost 3 years ago

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

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 3 years ago

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

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 3 years ago

This is good advice to share.

It takes courage to speak up.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 3 years ago

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.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) almost 3 years ago

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

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) almost 3 years ago

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

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) almost 3 years ago

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

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 1 year ago

Thank goodness for individuality and the spirit of thinking.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 1 year ago