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How to dodge the ‘expertise trap’

Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Being an expert in your field is commonly prized as a desirable asset in a leader, alongside management skills and a good performance record. But, according to Sydney Finkelstein, writing for Harvard Business Review, overreliance on your expertise has the potential to seriously curb your business success.

Top executives who are overconfident in their abilities, and sure that the way they have always done things is right, can be “incurious, blinkered and vulnerable” in the face of new technology and fast-changing business dynamics.

THE EXPERTISE TRAP

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Source Article: Don't Be Blinded By Your Own Expertise
Author(s): Sydney Finkelstein