If you are reading this, you are probably one of the top performers in your office. Or at least, you probably think you are. A new study shows that 90% of managers think they are in the top 10% at their workplace.
Believe you're among the top performers in your office? You're not alone.
According to a new survey, an impossible 90 percent of managers think they're among the top 10 percent of performers at their workplace.
The number is highest among executives, 97 percent of whom consider themselves shining stars, according to a recent survey in BusinessWeek magazine.
Now the study wasn't scientific, but I would bet money that a scientific study would show similar results. This highlights one of the major reasons many corporations run lousy operations – they don't face reality. Most everyone thinks they are right. Their management theories are right, their ideas about business are right, their judgement about the market is right… and don't even get me started on religion and politics. Once you believe a fallacy, you interpret new evidence in a way that conforms to your pre-existing belief. If you want to be successful, be on constant guard against the self-serving tricks your mind can play on you.