Friday, June 13, 2014

Are you too smart for your own good?

Maurice Ewing, PhD, an entrepreneur, says some of the smartest people he knows are unemployed or underemployed for long periods.

Supposedly the better thinkers they are, the more blindspots they have. They trust their guts more. Guts can be full of it.

Many "smart" people don't seem to be looking for a job. If you list yourself as a CFO on Linked In, yo may get a call--"Financial Wizard" may not trigger an overture.

Smart people's CVs may be too long--they do a lot in a small period of time because they are so smart, get it?

Smart people often confine themselves, wanting a strict matchup of experience and duties.

They also may be too humble. Yes, some are braggy. But truly intelligent people want to seem "normal."

Does any of this sound familiar?

You may not want to slap your Mensa card on the table first thing, but charm and well-roundedness play well in most situations.

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