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Think again : the power of knowing what you don't know / Adam Grant.

Think again : the power of knowing what you don't know / Adam Grant.
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Record Number 20966
ISBN 9780753553893 (paperback)
Location 158.1 GRA
Author Grant, Adam M. (author.).
Title Think again : the power of knowing what you don't know / Adam Grant.
Published London : WH Allen, 2021.
Collation 307 pages ; 24 cm.
Content types text
still image
Carrier type volume
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note This book "examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life. Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us still favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: there's evidence that being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder we can become to our own limitations we can become. As an organizational psychologist, Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds--and our own ... [O]ne of his guiding principles is to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, harness the surprising advantages of impostor syndrome, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners ... 'Think again' reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility, humility, and curiosity over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom." - Author's website.
Topical Term Criticism, Personal
Criticism -- Psychological aspects
Impostor phenomenon
Fear of failure
Critical thinking
Association of ideas
Reflective learning
Thought and thinking
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Conduct of life
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