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Leadership Excellence = Getting Past Good Enough

Leadership Excellence = Getting Past Good Enough

An impossibly large number of people think they are above average drivers. Most students assess themselves as better than average and a study of college professors found that ninety percent of them thought they were above average teachers. No doubt, most leaders would assess themselves as above average too. These are all manifestations of a cognitive bias known as the illusory superiority effect, sometimes referred to as the Lake Wobegon effect.

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Chicken-Liken vs The Little Engine That Could

Chicken-Liken vs The Little Engine That Could

It is not that often that I take inspiration from Children’s literature but as I was recently reminded, ‘if you want new ideas, read old books .’ The story of Chicken Liken comes from a very old book and certainly pre-dates any attempts to record it in print. It may be of Norse or Anglo-Saxon origin but versions of the story are found all over Europe. When the story first appears in a book, it is printed in Danish, and Kylling Kluk was the name of the brainless little chicken.

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