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The best leaders make a conscious decision not to fall prey to this self-fulfilling thought. They remind themselves that they possess the creativity, smarts, and industry to figure out how best to proceed in a new situation. Rather than question what they don’t know regarding a situation, they rely on what they do know and engage accordingly. The knowledge we gain through experience is always in retrospect. Sometimes, the best learning happens just by doing.
The deeper a leader digs into a problem using this type of thinking, the more fundamental truths and assumptions are exposed. Great leaders, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs use first principles thinking to plot a new course and create entirely new solutions to age-old problems. Musk’s daring innovations across a number of industries speak to the power of this approach. Maybe you should try it.
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Inspiring others is among the highest callings of great leaders. But could there be anything you don’t know, you haven’t heard, about how to motivate and inspire?
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