Chapter 5 Fuel Curiosity

Challenge and curiosity go hand in hand. Firing up both in the workplace paves the road to innovation and to happy, productive teams that are more likely to reach their potential for success. It’s easy to settle into thinking everything is on track, but is what we’re seeing just an illusion?

We shouldn’t be afraid to challenge assumptions made within our organization and be relentlessly, assertively curious, not letting ourselves or others dampen our quest for answers. We should also inspire curiosity in others and avoid complacency. The results can be surprising—and highly productive.

Seeing Past the Illusion of Success

Here’s an old brain trick: look at the illustration at the top of the next page. Which line is longer? ...

Get Small Acts of Leadership now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.