Latter-day Saint Life

Latter-day Saints are 'Rookie Smart,' Says Business Analyst

Wiseman has seen that she has often done her best work when put into professional situations that required her to grow, stretch and fill in the gap between where she was and where she needed to be. These experiences gave her a sense that sometimes what we know gets in the way of what we don’t know.

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Wiseman has observed from life experience that many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are used to functioning in a rookie role.

“The beauty of a lay church is we’re put in front of a podium and told to speak since we’re 3 years old,” she said. “We’re given callings, put into leadership roles and asked to do things we have no clue how to do — and we figure it out. We’re asked to do something important where we’re needed, and so we learn, grow and get used to this temporary feeling of being incompetent.”

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