Monthly Archives: July 2009

Do you know what you don’t know?

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Harvard Business School.

Life at Harvard continues at an unbelievable pace – but it is great! I’m enjoying every minute of it. Today one of the discussions was about a leader who thought he knew what the answer was, but didn’t know that he didn’t really know what was really going on. Hmm, how can you know what you don’t know?

You can’t of course, but you can protect yourself by being more curious than you think you need to be. Ask questions. Here’s a funny example of what happens when you assume you know the answer and don’t ask any questions. More