Does perceiving incompetence require competence? The Paradigm of the Dunning-Kruger effect

Does perceiving incompetence require competence? The Paradigm of the Dunning-Kruger effect Let me introduce you to Donald, a fictional employee of mine. After three years of working for me in the finance department, Donald is convinced that his finance skills and his knowledge are the best in the department. Donald perceives his skills to be well beyond that of his peers and supervisors not only in our company, but likely everywhere else. After only 36 months on the job, Donald thinks he is a pioneer, a genius of some sort. In Donald’s mind, he is not only competent, he is brilliant and generating innovation that warrants a promotion and recognition. But, when Donald sees his well below aver

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