A Wisdom of OwlsConventional wisdom refers to the commonly held beliefs, ideas and assumptions that a community or population has about an issue. These lead to a set of expectations, interpretations and explanations that people assume are true. As a result, the ideas embedded in conventional wisdom are rarely challenged. Even if people acknowledge there is a better way to do something, conventional wisdom may still rule the day.

Conventional wisdom has its value, but its inertia can get in the way of change.

Do you want to change something?

Dig beneath the surface to find out what ‘conventional wisdom’ would say about the change, and then inoculate yourself and those around you. Be the maverick who recruits allies and creates a new convention.

But first, how do you really feel about the change? Here are some questions for you.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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