Those who Discourage Destroy The first sentence sums it up - we can so easily be 'convinced' WE are powerless, or unimportant, or just not "in" the right group. It IS discouraging. Or, to bring forth an idea only to have it shot down with a careless comment. Better yet, to seek forward direction in the face of confusion with no leadership, hoping you can 'get it right' so when the next axe drops, you still have a job. Encouragement is about culture... Read this great blog!