My Favorite Mistake

Leadership Freak


Mistakes make wise leaders better and foolish leaders worse. Wise leaders learn and adapt. Foolish leaders just keep on going.

“Still learning” means you don’t know.

My favorite mistake:

My favorite mistake is thinking I know when I don’t.

Knowing is great when I’m right. Sadly, I think I’m right nearly all the time. I make up my mind quickly because my way of thinking is the “right” way of thinking.

When I’m wrong, but think I know, I create an environment where those around me have to convince me I’m wrong. They have to help me unlearn.

Unlearning is harder than learning.

Knowing too soon is deciding before exploring. I feel like I know what to do, so I must know! Right? I wish my gut knew as much as it thought it knew.

Solving the problem of knowing:

  1. Reject the need to look like you know. Arrogance makes…

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