Not Appearing Stupid, Part 1
May 6, 2014 - 9:47am
This is the first of the video training modules in The Curriculum. It is dedicated to the crucial portion of any student's course of study: the task -- on a daily basis -- of Not Appearing Stupid.
The workplace is accepting of all kinds of people, but not those who appear to be stupid. Yes, while being stupid is not always a deal-killer, particularly in certain professions, looking stupid is almost always an impediment to success, and in certain fields it is a virtual roadblock. In this, the first layer of the Core, we will examine the implications of looking stupid and develop a clear strategy to avoid it. In this segment we see how one colleague disgraces himself while the other succeeds in the key task of looking not stupid by employing the tactic of selective questioning.
NOTE: This is one a series of videos sponsored by the Human Resources Department of The National Association for Serious Studies, a national association dedicated to a number of serious studies. Research performed by the National Association underpins all findings in The Curriculum, and is proprietary to the Association. These videos are produced by the Association as a service to students of The Curriculum, and adhere to the highest industry standards for instructional videos of this type. For further information on the lessons contained in these videos, refer to The Curriculum: Everything You Need To Know To Be A Master of Business Arts.