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19 Dec

Two weeks ago I posted this analogy.  “_____ trumps intelligence, intelligence trumps_____.”

A Pareto analysis of the responses to:” _____ trumps intelligence” was posted last week.

An analysis of “intelligence trumps _____” follows.

Effort (n = 4)

Hard work.

Effort.

Diligence.

Effort.

Knowledge (n = 2)

“Book knowledge”

Knowledge.

Emotion (n = 1)

 

Luck  (n = 1)

 

Theory (n = 1)

 

Instinct (n = 1)

 

Ego (n = 1)

 

Talent (n = 1)

 

Acquiescence (n = 1)

 

Laziness (n = 1)

 

Risk aversion (n = 1)

 

Two outliers broke the analogy and cannot be fitted into the analysis:

Intelligence usually works for the people with experience!

I have no idea what intelligence trumps!

Comparing the two, it is clear there is a high degree of agreement about what trumps intelligence.  In fact it is reasonable to cluster common sense into the first category.  The analogy shows that common sense (aka social intelligence) and character are characteristics more important than intelligence.  There is serious work supporting this perception.

The Pareto analysis of the second part of the analogy is one of the weakest I have ever seen.  Two clusters and lots of singles.  It is fascinating that a group of thoughtful people show only minimal convergence on “Intelligence trumps____.”  The image shows Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence – yet another pump primer.  I have some ideas about this lack of convergence, do you?

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Pump Primer (a)

12 Dec

Last week I asked you to complete the following analogy.

___ trumps intelligence…… and intelligence trumps ___

To browse the responses go to last week’s blog.  Isn’t this a great way to begin an interesting discussion? Here is a content analysis of the responses to the first part.  I have chosen the response that seems to best describe the clusters.

Social intelligence (n = 7)

Compassion

Gut or instincts

Social intelligence

Passion

intuition

Heart and soul

Faith and hope

Character (n = 4)

Integrity

Character

Honor

Sound judgment

Common sense  (n = 2)

Common sense

Common sense

Logic (n – 1)

Hard work (n = 1)

Resourcefulness (n = 1)

Experience (n = 1)

Plot 6, 4, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1 on an X – Y axis and you have a Pareto analysis.  Next week let’s look at and Pareto the second half of the analogy.  Comments?

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5 Dec

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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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