“Is Jason smarter than everyone else in the room?” I asked.
“On some things, yes,” Ruben replied. “But, that’s not the point. Even if he does know something the team doesn’t know, he doesn’t have to shove it in their face. He needs to share, so everyone on the team can get better. That’s what teamwork is all about.”
“What do you believe about Jason?”
“Well, he is smart, but I believe his behavior is counterproductive. He makes his teammates feel bad,” Ruben pushed back.
“If he is so smart, do you think he could be an effective teacher?”
“Not with that attitude,” Ruben raised his eyebrows.
“In what context could that attitude be different,” I wanted to know.
“What do you mean?”
“Ruben. Look. Behavior does not happen in a vacuum. It happens in a context. Change the context, change the behavior. Could you change the context?”
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