Skip to main content
Chicago Booth Alumni Club Chicago Booth Alumni Club Chicago Booth Alumni Club
Chicago Booth Alumni Club Chicago Booth Alumni Club Chicago Booth Alumni Club
Chicago Booth Alumni Club Chicago Booth Alumni Club Chicago Booth Alumni Club
HomeEventsAugust SMPIG: Admit incompetence, key to greater success

Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

August SMPIG: Admit incompetence, key to greater success

When:
Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:30 AM until 8:45 AM
Where:
Lockton Company
500 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL  
Contact:
Rachel Kaberon
Category:
Roundtable
Registration is required
Registrants & Fees
No Fee
No Fee
No Fee
No Fee

 “The faster you are at understanding you are ignorant, the better you are at being a scientist.” At least that’s what Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist and former hacker believes and it’s consistent with messages promoted by learning scientists/ education academics beginning with John Dewey.    



The message applies to management as much as scientists. In fact, look no further than the business pages to find discrepancies between a company’s stated goals and performance. A natural tension between autonomy and social needs create unconscious conflicts and often mean we hold on to what we know. Once realized, this performance gap often provokes a defensive posture rather than a learning opportunity. We fail to question our behavior, data selection and construction of meaning.



Rather than let the Peter principle prevail, organizations and leaders who apply counter tactics are gaining advantage. If you want to understand how to recognize and then create a personal or organizational strategy to overcome skilled incompetence.



Register to Join us

Friday, August 18

7:30 am-8:45 am

Lockton Corporation

500 W. Monroe St

 

There is no fee to attend, registration assures you a seat at the table and building security clearance. Attendance is limited to the first 20, so once registered if your plans change, please let the organizer—Rachel Kaberon know. She will reopen your seat for others. 



PLEASE, remember our practice, and preview the following articles (listed below) in advance.  Note coffee and light breakfast provided and donations are welcome.  Missed the discussion last month?  Check out our blog at
https://strategyinsight.wordpress.com/

 

Articles

Skilled Incompetence

by Chris Argyris, HBR 1986

https://hbr.org/1986/09/skilled-incompetence

Want to maker your team more productive, let them gossip more

Brian Satell, INC June 2017

https://www.inc.com/greg-satell/want-to-make-your-team-more-productive-let-them-gossip-more.html

The new Science of Building Great teams

Alex Sandy Pentland, HBR 2012

https://hbr.org/2012/04/the-new-science-of-building-great-teams

Why You need Cultural Intelligence

https://www.forbes.com/sites/iese/2015/03/24/why-you-need-cultural-intelligence-and-how-to-develop-it/2/#5661839d1bb6

 

Optional-- more articles from Chris Agyris

Teaching Smart People how to Learn

HBR 1991

http://pds8.egloos.com/pds/200805/20/87/chris_argyris_learning.pdf

Good communication that blocks learning

HBR 1994

http://6-30partners.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Chris-Argyris-Good-Communication-that-Blocks-Learning.pdf