EPISODE 119

Instant expertise
(just add experience)

Aug 15, 2022 | Podcast

Law Enforcement Students taking a test in a classroom

It’s easy to find yourself thrust into a position where others regard you as an ”expert”, but what really constitutes expertise? Do you have it? Can it be acquired? When will you feel like you have it? (And why feeling like an expert should be a warning sign…)

What makes an expert? Are you one? Do your friends or your employer consider you one? How does one go about seeking expertise? Relatedly, it’s a big and confusing internet out there and every day you are confronted with people who claim to be experts. Jim and Mike have some tips for separating the expert wheat from the poser chaff, especially when that purported expert is in the mirror.

Links: 

Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin 
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin 
Research study
How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
The Invisible Gorilla: How our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simmons 
From Beginner to Expert by Patricia Benner 

 

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