I don’t normally share quotes, but here are two of my favourites. Both get at the importance of learning and perspective. This is why I like them:
“It’s what you learn when you know it all that counts.”
This is a quote from John Wooden, the American basketball player and coach. As head coach for the UCLA Bruins, he won ten national championships. Unlike most sports quote this one is humble. It acts as a reminder that even if you have great scores and results, there’s always much more you can learn. For me that’s a hallmark of a high performance culture and great leadership.
Albert Einstein, maybe
“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
OK, so Einstein might not have said this (there’s no clear source), but the quote highlights a problem that I come across all the time in my work. You can call it denial, obfuscation, wilful blindness, etc. It gets at the need to take a different perspective. A key way to break out of this leadership trap is to capture different voices and to involve people in solutions and changes. This is at the heart of EX.
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