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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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What Is It to Be Intellectually Humble?

What Is It to Be Intellectually Humble? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Knowledge comes into us through a variety of channels that can be blocked by our concern for status, and the successful knowledge-seeker will be one who keeps those channels open. The process requires that we be able to “listen,” either literally or figuratively, to what others say. If what they say shows them to be superior to us in knowledge, we will be hampered in our learning if our first reaction is to try to show that we know as much as they or more. The process also requires that we be corrigible, that we be open to the possibility that our opinions are in some way misguided. If, whenever our status as knowers is threatened by the specter of correction, we feel that we must prove ourselves to have been in the right, we will have closed off an avenue of knowledge and crippled ourselves as inquirers. It can be particularly galling, if one lacks intellectual humility, to be corrected in a public forum; and the galling can obstruct the process of learning.


Via Sharrock, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Skepticism begins with our own thinking and ideas.



Sharrock's curator insight, December 9, 2013 11:57 AM

The most important value for learners is humility, but it should not be considered the only value. Credibility should be held as another value, but also is not the only value of imporance.

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Wise Quote

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Via Vilma Bonilla
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This is well said.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, April 17, 2014 11:28 AM

"The problem with that approach is that [life] is too dynamic. Situations rarely repeat. Human behavior is diverse, erratic, and often unpredictable." ~ http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/04/how-to-override-your-default-reactions-in-tough-moments/