Ewald Cress (7/11/2012)
Excellent post, and one that really struck a chord with me.
I, too, take delight in being wrong, for pretty much the reasons that Hakim outlined. But there is another side to it. If you're known to admit when you've been wrong, and willing to state "This is my current opinion, as opposed to a firm belief I won't budge from," people may well end up valuing your input more. Even in brute survival terms, that's a win.
Ewald, I am sitting here laughing because I said the same thing "really struck a chord with me.....
" , when I forwarded this editorial to one of my team members. I am a Type A personality and I will readily admit that I don't like being wrong, both personally and professionally, however Hakim makes very valid points and quite honestly made me look at how I dealt with being wrong.
Recently before I read this article, I used this principle but applied it to making mistakes. It is okay to make mistakes, because it creates an opportunity to learn something you might not know or possibly a different facet of something you already did.
Hakim, thanks for the editorial; good read.