When I was very young, we lived in Scotland. Certain things followed us when we moved to England, including having Haggis for Sunday lunch!
When I was about seven, I remember asking my Dad what a Haggis was. According to him, a Haggis was a mountain creature which had two legs shorter than the others to help it climb sideways around the hills and mountains of Scotland.
Captivated by my knew knowledge I promptly offered this information to all who would listen to me at school, including my teacher whose eyebrows promptly raised and told me not to be so silly. I insisted that ‘My Dad’ had told me so it must be true!
Often, we believe things we are told by those 'wiser’ than ourselves, sometimes without question. This doesn’t always go to plan! (Lopsided Haggis!)
When I’m helping new managers, I sometimes offer a model or theory to help them understand a way of seeing how a situation might unfold… but what I also do, is offer the advice that CONTEXT and PURPOSE is more important than a model.
What I’m really aiming for, is for them to be able to think for themselves rather than believe everything they hear… a lesson I learnt young!
What have you been told that turned out to be false?
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