Like many stories about Einstein, this one is likely more fiction than fact. But we like the truth in the point that it makes. While teaching at Princeton in the 1930s and 40s, Albert Einstein was often criticized for giving the same final exam to his students. For more than 20 years, each semester ended with the same test with the identical questions.
Leaders should do more listening to gain perspective before engaging.
Listen here as a couple of us unpack today's Field Notes for a few minutes:
Who are we?
Why are we here?
How did we get here?
Where are we going?
Famously static questions.
Any advice on how to navigate relationships with leaders who suffer from 'brain freeze'? Disagreeing agreeably comes to mind, e.g., I see why you would come up with that argument, but based on my experience or I used to think the same way until I discovered...