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Everyone beleives they're the good guy

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 29 October 2018

 


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Everyone beleives they're the good guy
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 220
Posted DateMonday 29 October 2018 11:32 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

In the this video by former CIA undercover officer Amaryllis Fox, she points out two simple truths that she thinks her work has taught her:



Everybody believes they are the good guy.

and

The only real way to disarm your enemy is to listen to them.

It's a strange human phenomena but everyone believes they're the good guy or maybe not so strange as we get to learn more about what it means to be human.

I am sure both American republicans and democrats think they are they are the "good guys".

So do UK Brexiteers and remainers.

And, everyone else across the "human divides" of gender, sexuality, religion, politics, race and more.

We need to take Amaryllis's advice and start talking with each other, listening to each other and understanding each other better, rather then seeing each other as enemies.



If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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