Firstly this is intended as a reminder post as there is probably more to say about this in the future.
A response I’m still training myself to do is to ask How, instead of outright no when I’m presented with an idea.
I find by asking How, defensive constructs do not appear and the full story emerges and greater understanding emerges. Untold benefits then emerge by themselves. I want to give examples of myself exhibiting this incorrect response as well as me being on receiving end. That will come later.
Any comments welcome in the meantime.