Posted as a follow-up to my previous musings.
Don't trust the process. Learn to engage with it.
The path to success is a minefield. Keep the following in mind:
- Leadership is a team sport.
- Most of us (men more so) tend to be overconfident.
- Memory is more often reconstruction rather than reproduction.
- Our conscious short term memory is confined to 5–7 things at once.
- Multitasking is subject to error.
- We sincerely believe things from the past that are simply not true; we provide explanations of the past or the present that put ourselves in a good light, and others less so.
- After a point, more information makes people less accurate than having less information (the overload problem).
- We don’t like to make mistakes but we dislike even more admitting them.
- Our best lies are ones that we firmly believe to be true.
- Confidence may be negatively related to accuracy and in any case is no predictor that you have something right.
- And worst of all, a lot of this occurs in our subconscious brain, so that ‘‘introspection alone will not help our vision, because it will simply confirm our self-justifying beliefs’’ (Tavris & Aronson, 2007, p. 44).