There are some phrases that should never be utter by leaders, which include the following …
We (I) tried that before.
It’s a good idea, but we (I) really do not have time to implement that.
You’re joking, of course.
That’s all very well in theory, but practically speaking . . .
Top management (or senior leadership) will never go for that.
But we’ve never done it that way before.
I’m fearful you’re ahead of your time. Has anyone tried that before?
We (I) should form a committee and study this idea further.