Five Problems with Conventional Wisdom

Episode #382
November 21, 2017
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Podcast Episode #382

Rarely do people push back against conventional wisdom. But as we share today, maybe they should.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Don’t assume conventional wisdom to always be truth.
  • When someone at a church says “We can’t do that because it’s in the bylaws,” that is not always the case. And if it is, bylaws can be changed.
  • Most policies are implemented to idiot-proof an organization.
  • Leaders often use conventional wisdom as an excuse not to lead.

The five problems we discuss are:

  1. Conventional wisdom is not always conventional
  2. Conventional wisdom is not always wise
  3. Conventional wisdom often has sketchy history
  4. Question things that have no documentation or authority
  5. Don’t do stupid. but don’t hold back

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