Stay Humble

December 16, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership, People, Teamwork 

We all suffer from a variety of cognitive biases, faulty assumptions that screw up our ability to make decent decisions. One of my favourites is the Dunning-Kruger effect, where those that are unskilled tend to overestimate their abilities. Apparently the study of this bias was inspired by a bank robber who smeared lemon juice on his face (you may have used lemon juice as invisible ink when you were a kid) to hide from surveillance cameras. Read more

Stay Fresh

December 9, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership, Resilience 

It’s something we all tend to do: rest our laurels on the same behaviours, the same activities, the same stories that have worked for us in the past. It’s a simplification to make sense of the complicated, information overloaded world around us, but it’s dangerous. Read more

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