This post is in response to Yale professor Craig Wright’s article. Which, can be fournd here: https://tinyurl.com/contrariangenius
I was just on a call with my career coach talking about the down-side of group-think.
Since I was a child, I have often questioned the group-think, conventional wisdom, mind-sets of the masses.
Growing up, the group-think message from peers, teachers, adults, neighbors, colleagues was, “you’ll never rise above,” “you can’t overcome that situation, accept it,” “you can’t do anything to change that,” “you’ll never leave here,” “”you always have difficulty,” “sit down, and shut up!”
One day, I decided to push back against the group-think because my heart was telling me what was true. Guess what, I found out they were wrong, and in that moment my life changed forever. No looking back.
Being a technologist and innovator, thinking differently is my secret sauce. I have lived well off of fearlessly exploring solutions that few would consider. Going where few have gone before.
Fastforward to today, there is a hyper-vigilence almost a hysteria to fall in line, be part of the modern group-think. Or face being ostracized from society. Even scientists, doctors, nurses, etc are being asked to do so.
Still we are reminded in this article of why our country is responsible for so many inventions and innovations. These breakthroughs do not come from group-think.
#groupthink #leadership #genius