Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Competent vs Likable

Penelope Trunk say in her interview:

"Question: Is it more important to be competent or likable?

Answer: People would actually rather work with someone who is incompetent and likeable than competent and unlikable. Most people nod in agreement when they read this. It’s the unlikable people who form arguments in their head.

But there’s more. At work, if you are unlikable, people start thinking you are less competent. So stop thinking you can skate by on your genius IQ because you can’t."

Is this the end of the world as we know it? Or not? Can you guess what I've been reading lately? (Answer: Ayn Rand)

Dr Anton Chuvakin