“Kindergarteners Beat CEOs at This Engineering Challenge. The Reason Why Is an Essential Lesson in Leadership”

Originally posted in our March 2023 Top of Mind Newsletter.

At some point in your life, there’s a decent chance a teacher or facilitator has given you some simple household items and asked you to build a tower with a group of your peers. A famous experiment pits groups of kindergarteners against CEOs and other high-performing professionals, and the kindergarteners tend to win. Why?

Simply put, the children go out and try lots of things quickly while the adults sit down and plan.

“The lesson here isn’t that MBAs are stupid; it’s that iteration and experimentation is the winning strategy.”

As leaders, teachers, and entrepreneurial thinkers, how can we start where we are, with what we have, to achieve a goal or test an idea? Maybe there’s something we can learn from the young children in our lives.

Read the full article from Inc.com at the button below.

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Hat tip to Ice House Facilitator Stephen Taylor, Ph.D. of Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, for sharing this article with us. If you have been reading, watching, or listening to things that make you think of the entrepreneurial mindset, be sure to send them to us, and we may feature them in future publications!