Tuesday, April 26

Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong | Video on TED.com

I recommend the book "Being Wrong" by Kathryn Schultz. Her research on how we need to be "right," from the personal to the international level was really challenging. This book would make great reading for discussion groups of co-workers, business colleagues, or even family members. Hear the author talk about her premise in the following video, and let me know what you think.

Our need to be right colors our memories, our interactions, our decisions, and the filters through which we view the world. The ability to step back and understand this compelling need helps individuals and groups work with greater purpose and harmony--creating stronger connections with one another, with their shared purpose, and with their "best selves." Connective change depends on being able to recognize and acknowledge that others' views may be right--if only for them--or that occasionally you may be wrong.

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