5 Dec

Recently a colleague sent me the results of a simple analogy he used with a key team in his company.  It produced remarkable results and started an important conversation within the group about their current functioning and where they needed to go.  Complete the analogy with the first word that pops into your head:

____________ trumps intelligence…… and

intelligence trumps ____________

Please share your response using the comment section below.  I will post them unedited.

Répondez s’il vous plait – please reply

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16 Responses to “rsvp”

  1. Lynn Manternach December 5, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Hard work trumps intelligence…. and intelligence trumps luck.

  2. Art Peters December 5, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    Passion trumps intelligence …. and intelligence trumps hard work. — and Yes, I know that the only place where success comes before sweat is the dictionary…

  3. Jeanette Pilak December 5, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Integrity trumps intelligence…and intelligence trumps effort.
    In today’s busy, driven environment, I am constantly evaluating, moment to moment, if the work I am doing is core to the task at hand. When satisfied that I am focused on the effort that will result in the best ROI, I am able to ignore the barrage of interruptions inherent in our daily culture.

  4. Kris Arens December 5, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Logic trumps intelligence and intelligence trumps theory.

  5. S. Tyler December 5, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Resourcefulness trumps intelligence…and intelligence trumps diligence.

    (I should note that all kinds of things trump intelligence in my book. This was just the first thing that popped into my brain.)

  6. Joy Donald December 5, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Compassion trumps intelligence and intelligence trumps instinct.

  7. Kathy Budas December 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Common sense trumps intelligence and intelligence trumps ego.

  8. John L December 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Gut or instincts trumps intelligence….and intelligence trumps emotion.

  9. Scott Fisher December 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Common sense trumps intelligence . . . and intelligence trumps acquiescence.

  10. Heather Woody December 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Heart and soul trumps intelligence and intelligence trumps laziness

  11. Craig Fricke December 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Faith and hope trump intelligence… and intelligence trumps “book knowledge”

  12. Nancy December 7, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Social intelligence trumps intelligence and intelligence trumps risk aversion.

  13. Jon Weih December 7, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Experience trumps intelligence and intelligence usually works for the people with experience!

  14. Dawn Ainger December 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Honor trumps intelligence, and intelligence trumps effort.

  15. Sandy December 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Sound judgment trumps intelligence and intelligence trumps knowledge.

  16. Kim Laczynski December 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Character trumps intelligence and I have no idea what intelligence trumps!

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