Be Skeptical of Data

Skeptical

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Investigate: Being skeptical of assertions made by others has served me well a majority of the time. I do my best to be polite, find out the knowledge base the person or group has, the credentials they possess in the way of expertise and then decide if I need to investigate further or if I can take them at their …

Leadership

Nothing Ruins a Good Story Like Good Research

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

Either your own good research or someone else’s good research. It’s a bummer. It has to do with confirmation bias. We tend to find facts, data and anecdotes that support our hypothesis. When we “put ourselves out there” and make a definitive statement as though it is factual, and then have someone who happens to “know” spout off some valid …