There are three lines from recent reading and research I’m doing that keep haunting me and have made me explore my frame of thinking and consulting.
- How do I approach team building; as a scientist? as a engineer?
- In what ways might I serve to create a bridge for teams and managers to understand their view and use that to achieve results?
- When working one on one coaching a manager through successes, challenges and workable goals, how would I illustrate humbleness while being arrogant to have the conviction to develop the needed knowledge?
- How might I work with a team and people to be ‘humbly arrogant’?
- What the hell does Wittgenstein mean “if the answer cannot be expressed the question cannot exist”?
- How does the gap in the question –> interpretation –> answer ; change based upon whom I am talking to and their level of complexity?
- With current teams and people I am working with and serving, how can I use this stuff to improve their work-lives?
This and many other questions swirl in my head constantly.
…humbly arrogant. Humble to have the conviction that you don’t know; arrogant to have the conviction that you can develop the knowledge.
– Eli Goldratt ‘The Choice’
The scientist sees themselves as a tiny spot of intelligence surrounded by a vast see of ignorance. The engineer sees themselves as a tiny spot of ignorance surrounded by a vast see of knowledge.
– Thomas F. Gilbert ‘Human Competence’
For an answer which cannot be expressed the question too cannot be expressed.
The riddle does exist.
If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.”
– Ludwig Wittgenstein ‘Tractatus Logico-Philosphicus’
What do you think?
Of the 3 quotes above, what stands out to make you question what you think you know? What quotes and lines have you came across lately that have shifted and impacted your thinking?