Most organizations have a resident know-it-all. This person believes he has an expertise in just about everything. Managing this personality type can be tricky to navigate. Yet, the pressure to climb the ladder can impose a skewed belief system that in order to make it to the next rung, one must appear to know-it-all.
Being a know-it-all comes with a blind spot. The blind spot is the inability or lack of desire to receive other opinions which could be critical to success.
Proverbs 18:2 says, “Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.”
Opinions within an office are a dime a dozen. Everyone has an opinion. A person who willingly listens to the opinions of others will find greater work satisfaction, relationships and success.
Today’s Integrity Moment was adapted with permission from the writings of author and business coach, Stephanie Winslow.