“I don’t know what that is but I’m sure I can do it!”

Years ago I interviewed a candidate for a role under another manager.  I asked her about her skill level on something relative to the job.  She leaned forward, smiled and without missing a beat said, “I don’t know what that is but I’m sure I can do it!”  I ended the interview and recommended we […]

Three crows

Three crows were sitting on a fence. One of them decides to fly away. How many crows are now sitting on the fence? Three.  While the one crow decided to fly away, it didn’t take any action.  What fence have you decided to fly away from but still haven’t taken any action?  What can you […]

Sticky ideas

In a study, participants were asked to add hot sauce to a chili someone on the other side of a one way mirror would have to eat.  The other person couldn’t see the participant and would never know who they were.  The participant could choose between three hot sauces, each one with a more painful […]