You know what a Hippo is? No, not the one the same weight of a 3-Series BMW or the kind that eats about 90 pounds of food daily…No THIS Hippo is the “Highest Paid Person’s Opinion” in any work meeting. This one may eat your ideas, swallow suggested changes in strategy… devour the new things you want to try. Don’t fear it. Constructively engage this Hippo…share that big idea and your thoughts. If you share in a way that everyone can be a winner; you’ll show the water is safe and fine for everyone in the meeting.