First, empty your cup

A university professor visited a Zen master to ask about Zen. The master served tea. He poured tea into the professor’s cup until it was full and then kept right on pouring as the tea overflowed, spilling all over. The professor cried, “Stop! The cup is full and cannot take any more.” The master said, “Yes, and like this cup your mind is full of your own opinions and thoughts. How can I tell you about Zen unless you first empty your cup?”
Innovation is the lifeblood of business today. While it’s difficult in the midst of day-to-day business, you have to empty your cup periodically to think differently about your work. There are several powerful ways for individuals and teams to do this. Learn a couple of the techniques that best fit you, your team and your culture.

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