Ignore The HIPPOs (Highest Paid Person’s Opinions)

David Burkus
2 min readDec 3, 2019

You’ve probably seen them roaming around the wilderness of your open office. They’re most likely to be discovered (or rather most likely to reveal themselves) inside meetings. HIPPOs. The Highest Paid Person’s Opinions. You can tell you’ve encountered one because whenever one is spotted, discussion about whatever topic at hand ceases, brainstorming shifts from generating new ideas to generating reasons…

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David Burkus

Author of BEST TEAM EVER | Keynote Speaker | Organizational Psychologist | Thinkers50 Ranked Thought Leader | davidburkus.com/social