Arrogance

arrogant (ˈærəɡənt)

— adj

having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one’s own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited; overbearingly proud: an arrogant teacher ; an arrogant assumption – Source

Also assuming that doing the job provides it all: knowledge, experience etc., without having to read, learn and stay up to date with technology, ideas and trends. Comparing humans with wine bottles, the more you leave them ‘untouched’, the better they get.

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How to settle the “What are your values?” part of an interview

A lot of us went through interviews where we were asked “so, what are your values?”. If you are doing your homework before the interview, the question does not come as a surprise. Even so, to have an answer with an impact you need two ingredients: sincerity and preparation. Continue reading

Round-Robin Brainstorming

This variation of brainstorming implies little verbal intervention between the members of the group and thus limits the influence of stronger personalities. Many of us encountered in brainstorming sessions people who seemed to monopolize the discussion. When this happens, reconciliation is in the hand of the facilitator.

To avoid having the discussion hijacked by a handful of people, the Round-Robin brainstorming method was invented. How does it work?

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