Fight AND listen…

“Fight as if you are right, listen as if you are wrong!” — Karl Weick

The first part of this quotation is easy, it’s always easy to fight as if you are right.  Most of the time most of us are convinced that we are right.

The second part, that one is harder to do.  Listening as if you are wrong requires a degree of humility.  That part will require self-control, and letting go of self-righteousness.
However, listening as if you are wrong seems to be essential to ensure that we fight only when it is necessary or just.

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.