Want to be Smarter? Learn to Say “I Don’t Know”
Want to be Smarter? Learn to Say “I Don’t Know”
Zat Rana
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While I agree with this, practically speaking, saying that you don’t know something is considered a MAJOR weakness by the overwhelming ocean of dolts and dimwits in the business world. Is being aware of the limits of your knowledge a personal victory? Absolutely. Because you know when to seek help even if it’s from a dictionary. This is how one moves forward. Does admitting an immediate (and temporary) limitation make you shine as someone who doesn’t shovel shit? Not so much. It’s the cancer of the the American corporate dogma of The Sure Thing. The mythology that leadership equals faultlessness. So yeah, I live by this idea but I’m fully aware that if Socrates went into HR tomorrow for an interview he wouldn’t get past the first round questions like, “Where do you see yourself in five years?, and, “If you were a pony, which kind would you be?”

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