How Not To Fall Behind


“If you want to improve, you have to be the one who generates the move. Imagine a group class – you’re the one generating the move only a small percentage of the time.” – Anders Ericsson

Isn’t it interesting that whether we’re in a classroom, sales meeting or church service, if we’re sitting with a group of our friends, we are more inclined to respond to and learn from the friends  seated next to us than we are from the teacher, boss or leader at the front of the room?

If it wasn’t so, then by the end of 8th grade math, each student would know enough to math to teach it the following year… and yet most 9th Graders today cannot even pass a 6th grade math test. O.K. many 30-year-olds cannot. Is that the last time they learned from their teachers and bosses instead of their friends?
“It is the example of other people that is our undoing; let us merely separate ourselves from the crowd, and we shall be made whole.” – Seneca
This brings up an even more interesting point: if this “pack” mentality or “group” behavior is producing retarded (Latin (1480): Delayed or held back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment) humans, can you see that when teachers and educators only group with and only learn from each other – instead of learning from those outside their groupthink – they themselves are stunting their own learning, development and ability to relate to today’s children?
“People in groups tend to sit back and let others do the work; they instinctively mimic others’ opinions and lose sight of their own; and, often succumb to peer pressure.” – Susan Cain, The Rise of the New Groupthink: NY Times, January 13, 2012
It’s the law of “nature.” Unfortunately, “Human” learning demands a “super”-natural approach, like a “Hero” School.
“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
Does your school or your children’s school need something more fully human (Maslow: 1955), perhaps even a Heroic Intervention? It might just be the answer to the problems that groups and organizations face – and the reason why these issues cannot be solved from within any of them.Make it so.


“Think for yourself.  Unplug yourself from follow-the-follower groupthink, and virtually ignore what everyone else in your industry is saying… Do your own research, draw your own conclusions, set your own course, and stick to your guns.  When you’re just starting out, people will tell you you’re wrong.  After you’ve blown past them, they’ll tell you you’re crazy.  A few years after that, they’ll (privately) ask you to mentor them.” – Steve Pavlina

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