Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Four Levels of Competence

It wasn’t until I started to teach my son how to drive that I began to realise the huge amount of skill and knowledge that a new driver had to pick up, that we everyday drivers took for granted.


Unconscious Incompetence

When he first got behind the wheel, my son thought this was going to be so easy. After all, he’d seen me driving all his life and there seemed nothing difficult about it. He knew about the steering wheel, he just needed to know which pedals to press, a little bit of practice, and he’ll be away.

That poor kid didn’t know what he didn’t know, and that is called “Unconscious Incompetence”. Continue reading