Building Your Dream TEAM - Overcoming the All-Star Fallacy

Building Your Dream TEAM - Overcoming the All-Star Fallacy

I'm reading a great book on ethics and enjoyed its chapter on common logical fallacies. We're all quite prone to some of them,  and "You do it Too!" seems to sum up contemporary political "dialogue."  One fallacy in particular caught my eye - the Composition Fallacy: "Assuming that a group possesses the characteristics of its individual members." 

Or, "My All Star Team will be awesome because it has awesome players." 

Sorting Your Hat Drawer - 4 Steps in Managing You

Sorting Your Hat Drawer - 4 Steps in Managing You

My psychologist once told me to make an org chart for my business. I might have laughed out loud, since there's one full-time employee.  

But the exercise was profound. Like many small business owners, I wear a lot of hats. CEO,  Travel Agent, Writer, and Marketing Director are just a few. I often jam several on my head at once, forgetting that they fit best one at a time. Such hat confusion can lead to wasted time, lack of focus, and mis-allocated resources.