How To Become Open-Minded1) Select an important topic in your business. Take the opposite side from your own. Write five reasons to support this view.
2) Remember a time when you were wronged in the past. Generate three plausible reasons why the person inadvertently or intentionally wronged you.
3) Think of a topic that you consistently argue about. Take the other side's position and think of 3 substantial reasons why that point of view is valid. (This is great with views you hear regularly and despise).
This isn't altruistic. If you know the other guy's best ammo you'll be in a better position to work with him or defeat him.