"I tell everyone presenting ideas in meetings to start with: “Here is what I am proposing and why I think it will work,” and then to ask for feedback. Compare this to going into a meeting saying: “I want to accomplish X. Does anyone have any ideas on how we could do this?” For me, the difference is stark. When I present a concrete solution, people get engaged. They can quickly sense the contours of the problem. They pick up subtle information based on my approach and reasoning. And they will see things that I missed."  @Atticus

Via Steve Wilhite