Scientists find ways to confirm their preferred hypothesis, disregarding what they don’t want to see. Our beliefs are a form of blindness.
We like to pretend that our experiments define the truth for us. But that’s often not the case. Just because an idea is true doesn’t mean it can be proved. And just because an idea can be proved doesn’t mean it’s true. When the experiments are done, we still have to choose what to believe.
The New Yorker
The Truth Wears Off
December 13, 2010, p. 52
What beautiful insights! Managers and leaders can benefit
from learning the value of humility. If it’s time to build a culture of
service, these traits will become critical. As this video (http://www.upyourservice.com/video-theater/get-better-results-through-alignment-of-effort-not-through-greater-effort)
points out, alignment of effort is vital for delivering good service. Creating
alignment calls for humility and a willingness to really work with others.