are you really aware of your knowledge ?
head of engineering
"Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments"
(1999) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
McArthur Wheeler (1995)
"(...) But I wore the juice."
People who have less knowledge of an actual subject think they know more than some of those more informed.
Incompetent individuals tend to overestimate their own level of skill.
Incompetent individuals fail to recognize genuine skill in others.
Incompetent individuals fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy.
If they can be trained to substantially improve their own skill level, these individuals can recognize and acknowledge their own previous lack of skill.
tactics for the win
Use as many measurable standards of performance as possible
Encourage debate to overcome divergence
Any team must have a true senior
People are unable to internalise their accomplishments. Despite external evidence, they are convinced they are frauds and do not deserve success.
what I think others know
what I know
My repertoire of keyboard shortcuts was relatively pathetic.
I was not fount of esoteric details of various programming languages.
I could not expound on the pros and cons of two competing technologies with religious fervor.
I did not try to implement algorithms in academic papers for fun.
I did not skip meals to code.
And surely the nail in the coffin was that I had not watched a single episode of Star Trek.
(head of engineering at NavaPBC)
what others know
tactics for the win
Acknowledge the rate which technology is changing
Acknowledge programming consists of near constant failure
Accept positive feedback and do not attribute your success to luck
Keep a journal with your successes and failures
Embrace humbleness and accept successes as much as failures
Expose yourself totally
are you (really) aware of your knowledge ?
By Ricardo Castelhano