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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Truth About Leadership: Post #10

Truth Nine—The Best Leaders are the Best Learners. In a world changing faster than the speed of light, you’d better be able to learn or get left in the dust of the digital world. The authors quote a study on p. 123, which found that “…the single best predictor of future success in new and different managerial jobs is learning agility.” There’s an old axiom—If you keep doing what you’re doing, you keep getting what you’re getting. Put another way, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”—Einstein. If you change jobs you must “Adopt a Growth Mindset” (p. 125). For that you need “deliberate practice” (see the authors’ list of the 5 ones you need).

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