Malcolm Gladwell reports that “the correlation between I.Q. and occupational success is between 0.2 and 0.3.” That’s more than no correlation at all but much less than we often think. (It also isn’t entirely accurate.) But it seems somewhat counterintuitive. Elliott Jaques has an answer. I’m betting that one’s current capacity of work (your level or work that gets measured …
Judgment of Capability (RO Work Level) Must Be On Work
You could not judge Gov. Sarah Palin’s current capacity based on her interview with CBS’s Katie Couric because it did not get her talking on issues on which she has concentrated before.
Growth Trajectories of Underachievers (or “Hidden High Potentials”)
Hidden High Potentials (2HiPo’s) and other “underachievers” can learn a great deal from work done on extremely high IQ children. Although Elliott Jaques & Katherine Cason describe these things in a more systematical way in Human Capability, these Gifted Children researchers provide a much needed human face. Stephanie S. Tolan, an “advocate for extremely bright children”, talks about the growth …
Elliott Jaques on Complexity, Simplicity and How It Won’t Get Easier
We’re not happy in positions that we don’t have the ability to do nor are we successful.