Thursday, May 5, 2011

i-TFTD #317: Examine and Reflect

#317-1. Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
-Will Durant, historian (1885-1981)

#317-2. To repeat what others have said requires education, to challenge it, it requires brains.
-Mary Pettibone Poole, in her 1938 book 'A Glass Eye at a Keyhole'

#317-3. Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
-William Somerset Maugham, writer (1874-1965)

Limited awareness makes us feel rigid and certain about what we know (and assume). Questioning brings uncertainty but that is the way to enlarge our understanding. It involves thinking work! The outcome of the increased knowledge should result in changing our stand when the answers to our questions are different to! our earlier beliefs. Senior executives underestimate the value of acknowledging an error in their judgment.

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