Some days, you just need a sounding board to solve a problem. Other days, it's helpful to have someone else to supply the solution.

When faced with a lousy headline, a story lead that just doesn't work, or, worse yet, a blank screen, I often turn to my colleagues for help. Sometimes, just thinking out loud can help me figure out how to move forward with an idea that I've been stuck on for an hour. Sometimes, having another person offer their perspective can help clear up a confusing issue. And other times, borrowing an idea that has sprung forth from a generous co-worker (with permission, of course) is the best way to solve a problem.

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