Great Leaders Assume Positive Intentions from People

People are Rarely Stupid. Let’s Not Assume That They Are.

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“It is easier to recognize other people’s mistakes than our own,” wrote Daniel Kahneman in Thinking, Fast and Slow. I’ll add a management correlation: It’s much easier to blame other people’s mistakes on negative intentions than our own.

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Jake Wilder

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