You Can't Be Effective When You're Too Smart For Your Own Good | Fast Company
I have had the good fortune to work for, with, and coach many brilliant people. I have watched many of them struggle with being smarter and faster than everyone around them.Being the smartest one in the room is not easy. (Really.)Really smart people, who get to the answer before everyone else, get frustrated because: No one gets why they are right, and they tired of explaining things all the time. Everyone seems to WANT to go slower, and it is infuriating. They resent having to make the effort of “bringing people along”--it’s not fair, and it’s a waste of time. They piss people off.
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