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"Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything" - Robert Rubin
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This reminds me of an APG course I was recently on where the topic of conversation briefly turned to how cynicism was a negative trait... I challenged this at the time as it felt completely at odds with the role, with doubt, skepticism, cynicism, disbelief etc etc all (in my opinion) incredibly important.
I guess the key is to be it positively not curmudgeonly (or at least most of the time...)
June 25, 2013 at 04:00 PM
The only thing I would say is that being a skeptic is invaluable - questioning everything
But cynicism - refusing to accept everything can be a problem
Nit-picking I know, which funnily enough is one of the traits others deplore in planning types
June 25, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Yup, agree with than (skepticism not cynicism that is, rather than nit-picking being deplorable :)
June 25, 2013 at 05:07 PM
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