Sunday, April 6, 2008

Incompetent People

A new study has found that incompetent people have no concept of their own incompetency, and in fact are unable to recognize competency in people around them. So let's add the Peter Principle (every employee will rise to his/her level of incompetence) into the mix and apply it to a business situation. What we end up with is an environment with incompetent people leading incompetent people. Sadly the competent people lose out because they are but a fairytale to those in leadership, who cannot fathom that anyone could be more competent than they themselves are. I'd like to thank Dr. David A. Dunning for giving me the added life stress that striving for self-awareness is but an illusion since I am unable to recognize wether or not I am incompetent. read the article here.

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