Chris Argyris was a business theorist and professor at Harvard University. He was born on this day, July 16 in the year 1923 and died in 2013.
Here are some of his words of wisdom to motivate us.
“Success in the marketplace increasingly depends on learning. Yet most people don’t know how to learn.”
“Smart people don’t learn because they have too much invested in proving what they know and avoiding being seen as not knowing.”
“Leadership is the day to day communications about the real issues.”
“Most people define learning too narrowly as mere ‘problem-solving’, so they focus on identifying and correcting errors in the external environment. Solving problems is important. But if learning is to persist, managers and employees must also look inward. The need to reflect critically on their own behaviour, identify the ways they often inadvertently contribute to the organisation’s problems, and then change how they act.”
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