The dumbest thing I see young professionals doing is refusing to admit when they don’t have an answer. It’s reputation suicide – and it’s a growing epidemic in the under-30 crowd.  And it’s perfectly understandable, because most of them have spent 4 years in college – where most students learn quickly that it’s better to BS an answer and get partial credit than it is to say “I don’t know.”  It seems so silly, but no one is telling these new graduates that the real world is nothing like college – and that what got you an A in the lecture hall can get you fired in the office.  It doesn’t have to be this way, folks! Here’s why it happens, how it hurts, and how to spot it in yourselves and others.

Click play to listen to Episode 8 of Oh CRAP! The Crisis Management Podcast – The Dumbest Thing Young Professionals Do.

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A physicist by trade, author by choice, a born teacher, a retired veteran, and an adamant problem solver, Frank has helped the White House, federal agencies, military offices, historical museums, manufacturers, and over 250 technology startups get stuff done, communicate effectively, and find practical solutions that work for them. In his spare time, he makes sawdust and watches Godzilla movies.