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To realise true innovation using the devil's advocate role, the real devil is in the details.
The whole point of the devil's advocate is to get people to consider the downsides as well as the upsides of their preferred position.
We can let the devil's advocate do the hard work for us when in fact everyone should come prepared to discuss both sides.
[12] At the climax of the Devil's Advocate, Kevin Lomax shoots himself in front of Christabella and John Milton.
If you or any of your colleagues have ever played Devil's Advocate (and who hasn't?), it may give you pause that a central idea of this book is, "the Devil's Advocate may be the biggest innovation killer in America today." Thus writes Tom Kelley, drawing on his experience as the general manager of IDEO, the storied Palo Alto, California, design firm.
The question is normally presented to small focus groups of as many as eight students, with interviewers playing the role of devil's advocate and challenging students to consider multiple sides of the issue.
Peck: Let me play devil's advocate and advance some of the arguments made for more federal involvement in assisted living and get your responses.
Which is to say that I would play the devil's advocate and say you are a powerful formalist and that your formal investigation is thought as power.
His teaching was unorthodox, oscillating between mentor, patriarch and devil's advocate in style and substance.
Again, I'm going to play Devil's Advocate by asking whether there is a possibility that being in different and perhaps very pleasant surroundings abroad may have provided a romantic setting - a break from the having to face your problems during our dull British winter.
Role-play: Ask students to play devil's advocate, reminding them that this is an important job in any strategy design, military or otherwise.
As Lannom wrote in a May 10 editorial, the 32-page issue of The Devil's Advocate -- in addition to comparing Hinsdale Central and Columbine high schools -- included "information about gun and licensing laws in Illinois, and an editorial urging students to put an end to bullying, which is reportedly the reason why some teens across the nation have shot their classmates or teachers.