“Our ability to achieve the results we truly desire is eroded by our feelings that:
- Our beliefs are the truth.
- The truth is obvious.
- Our beliefs are based on real data.
- The data we select are the real data.
[The] ‘ladder of inference’ [is] a common mental pathway of increasing abstraction, often leading to misguided beliefs.”
–Rick Ross, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (242, 243)
What are you inferring about your staff, colleagues, or clients?