The risks of assuming to know

The Power Of Saying ‘I Don’t Know’

We are conditioned to having and providing quick, confident answers as a sign of competence and leadership. We behave as though any gaps in knowledge should be hidden at all cost. But is this desire to have an answer – and have it quickly – actually helping you? How often do we trade factual accuracy and thoughtfulness for immediacy? Why do people find it so hard to say – “I don’t know”? Effective leaders are able to set a vision and direction, get others to buy into this vision and mobilize them to produce the change required to achieve this vision. None of this requires having all the answers. ….[READ]