There are anomalies in every walk of life. How is it that when everyone around them was catching Covid-19, a handful of people sailed through without contracting it? How can some people live to be 100 years old while most people don’t?
While the above are just some examples that can be seen in someone’s personal life, there are anomalies in the business world, too – people who stand out from their peers. Ironically, they may be held to higher standards than their peers. Indeed, “Jackie Robinson Syndrome’ is the name given to members from underrepresented groups who are introduced as “trailblazers” and expected to perform better than their peers. (Jackie Robinson was the first Black baseball player to play in a major league, paving the way for other Black sports superstars).
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