16 Total Quotes

Howard Gardner Quotes

If I know you're very good in music, I can predict with just about zero accuracy whether you're going to be good or bad in other things.
Howard Gardner
#American Psychologist #Accuracy

Being fast and not very spatial doesn't make you any better in spatial kinds of things; you probably just get the wrong answer more quickly.
Howard Gardner
#American Psychologist

I believe that the brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc.
Howard Gardner
#American Psychologist #Believe

Young children possess the ability to cut across the customary categories; to appreciate usually undiscerned links among realms, to respond effectively in a parallel manner to events which are usually categorized differently, and to capture these ori
Howard Gardner
#Ability

I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available.
Howard Gardner
#American Psychologist

Twenty-five years ago, the notion was you could create a general problem-solver software that could solve problems in many different domains. That just turned out to be totally wrong.
Howard Gardner
#American Psychologist #Problems

A lot of knowledge in any kind of an organization is what we call task knowledge. These are things that people who have been there a long time understand are important, but they may not know how to talk about them. It's often called the culture of the organization.
Howard Gardner
#American Psychologist #Knowledge

I think tolerating a certain degree of failure-not because it's good for you but because it's a necessary part of growth-is a very important part of the message the leadership can give.
Howard Gardner
#Failure

Over time and cultures, the most robust and most effective form of communication is the creation of a powerful narrative,
Howard Gardner
#Communication

Well, if storytelling is important, then your narrative ability, or your ability to put into words or use what someone else has put into words effectively, is important too.
Howard Gardner
#Ability #American Psychologist

Stories are the single most powerful tool in a leader's toolkit.
Howard Gardner
#American Psychologist