Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics…
Recent headline – 30 to 35 percent of COVID positive Big 10 athletes heart muscles inflamed
OH MY. Troubling for sure…but where is the rest of the freaking information. This is the hype that is causing anxiety and depression…
How many athletes were tested?
How many tested positive? What is that percentage?
How many were asymptomatic? Percentage?
What are the characteristics of those testing positive?
What are the characteristics of those testing positive? Are they all white offensive linemen? or is there no pattern?
We need to dig deeper and ask questions to understand our world. Whether that is COVID or job cost. The importance of questions designed to increase understanding to enable better decisions, to empower critical thinking, is higher than ever.
Too bad most folks settle on the first answer which is usually not the best answer. Learning to be more inquisitive will make you a better leader. I used to say any study on communication was worth the effort, I am adding learning how to ask questions.
What will you do with this information?