Unconscious Competence LO28466

From: Ian Saunders (tpians@cix.co.uk)
Date: 05/12/02

Replying to LO28453 --


I have a version - albeit with the final two reversed so it goes

Uncon Incompetent - he who knows not and knows not that he knows not, is a
fool- shun him

Con Incompetent - he who know not and knows that he knows not is ignorant
- teach him

Unconc Competent - he who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep -
awaken him

Conc Compet- he who knows and knows that he knows is a wise man - follow

This comes from an Arab proverb which means that it is probably very old!!

With my colleagues we have argued about which is the better sequence.

Since the one you showed in you message is more common we have added a
fifth stage called Mastery -indicating the ability to pass on the skills
[which is not necessarily the case with unconscious competence].

Ian Saunders

Transition Partnerships 01488 648278
"harnessing change for business advantage"



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