PM Tip #78: Reveal your stupidity

I have been doing a little thinking recently about how to be a good Program manager.  What skills, habits and practices I have seen successful in the past?  And I have been making my way through Orson Scott Card’s Ender series.  I never thought the two would meet… but they did.


Last night I ran into this quote, that colorfully characterizes one aspect of being a PM I really value.


You, however, understand the profound truth that you must reveal your stupidity openly.  To hold your stupidity inside you is to embrace it, to cling to it, to protect it.  But when you expose your stupidity, you give yourself the chance to have it caught, corrected, and replaced with wisdom.


Orson Scott Card  in  Ender’s Shadow


What do you think?

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