“You must stick to your convictions, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.”
A prejudice is a judgment or opinion reached before the facts are known or maintained after the facts have changed.
Prejudice limits vision. It keeps us focused on what already exists or on something that we imagine exists when it does not, rather than on what might exist.
Prejudice stifles creativity.
Prejudice restricts the inflow of information.
Prejudiced people choose to believe that they have all the relevant facts rather than open their minds to other ideas.
If you’re a leader, your team members have probably recognized your prejudices long ago.
They may not speak up about it, but their reaction probably reduces their output.