Podcast 703: The End Of Average with Todd Rose

Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how closely we resemble it or how far we deviate from it.  The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average–like development milestones, GPA’s, personality assessments, standardized test results, and performance review ratings—reveal something meaningful about our potential is so ingrained in our consciousness that we rarely questions it.

Harvard Professor and author Todd Rose and I explore the world of average in our interview about his book entitled ” The End of Average-How We succeed in a World that Values Sameness.”  In this interview you will learn that the standards that we have been evaluating people by, are flawed and that we really should be looking at the three principles of individuality.  The jaggedness principle(talent is never one-dimensional), the contest principle (traits are a myth) and the pathways principle (we all walk the road less traveled.)

Explore with me what makes us different and far from average as author Todd Rose and I reveal the truth about averages. If you want to learn more about the book and author please visit Todd’s website by clicking here.

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