… but I think he misses the mark here: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/04/a-field-guide-to-the-meeting-troll.html

I know plenty of people who’re negative at meetings for the sake of it, but just being negative isn’t a sin. Looking at the details isn’t a sin. Checking out what could go wrong isn’t a sin. Looking at the worst case scenario isn’t a sin.

It’s just different…

It’s often very handy to have this kind of person in your meetings… they stop people like me from making decisions without thinking through the possible consequences, of shooting from the hip.

Okay, so being negative just because you can is frustrating for the rest of the people around the table, but it’s not a hanging offence!  And often being nit-picky is handy! 🙂

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