Don't discount your gut reaction the next time you're presented with an idea or project, Ron Ashkenas and Holly Newman write. Following your instincts and learning to question authority can uncover ways to improve the way you do business. Question yourself and others to find new possibilities and reflect on what you learn. "[I]f you keep at it, you'll learn to more accurately read your internal compass and come up with effective means to act on it," Ashkenas and Newman write.
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