I’m the greatest

mgt-037-ik-en-zij-met-kader2Het volgende citaat komt uit “The Black Swan” van Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

But this attribute is universal to all our activities: there is something in us designed to protect our self-esteem.

We humans are the victims of an asymmetry in the perception of random events. We attribute our successes to our skills, and our failures to external events outside our control, namely to randomness. We feel responsible for the good stuff, but not for the bad. This causes us to think that we are better than others at whatever we do for a living.

De niveau 5 leiders die Collins in “Good to Great” beschrijft blijken juist het tegenovergestelde te doen. Zij zoeken de fouten bij zichzelf en geven de credits voor successen aan anderen. Misschien maakt dat hen juist zo succesvol.

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