Today, there is no such thing as a job for a life so it’s up to each of us individually to continuously update our knowledge, skills and productivity to become an independent, lifelong learner. And it couldn’t be more relevant living in the shadow of Covid-19.
It’s not easy; there is a plethora of learning opportunities out there from e-books to executive coaching, from podcasts to productivity workshops, so wouldn’t it be nice to have a headstart? A few simple things we can all do everyday to become better learners…
Always see yourself as a learner. There are no experts, only people who know a little more about something than you do currently. Never assume you know it all; seek learning every day. – Fred Ende, Emerging Leaders, 2012
Well, if that’s of interest, read on…
Being better at learning is, ironically, a learnable skill. It’s often referred to as learning agility and it’s the capacity for rapid, continuous learning from experience. Learning agility also involves being open to new experiences, people, and information.
Agile learners are really good at learning from their experiences, able to let go of anything that’s no longer useful to them, or their role.
They can also unlearn things when a new, innovative solution is required. People with this mindset tend to gravitate towards learning goals and are open to new experiences; they’re happy to experiment, ask for feedback and reflect on the outcomes.
Agile learners get great satisfaction from the process of learning itself, boosting their motivation by learning from things around them.
There are many ways to enhance your learning agility and to be a better learner. Here are 8 quick ways to get you started:
How many things can you tick off right now? If it’s not more than a couple, then you might want to try the rest.
How many do you – honestly – not have time to try? If it’s more than a couple, then you might want to give us a call!
We have got a few places left on the 5 Days to Extraordinary Productivity Challenge, starting on Monday, 23 March.
It’s a daily challenge, delivered via Facebook live, designed to give you some simple steps to implement straight away. It may just be what you need to focus your attention and get clear on what’s truly important.
It’s free so what are you waiting for?
We are a people development company so we are always open to new ways of doing things and what we can do differently.
For many, learning is challenging. But it also offers lots of opportunities to reflect, do things differently and grow as a result.
We would love to hear what your own challenges are and how we might be able to support you. We’ve always offered free strategy sessions, and will continue to do so, making more time available for you to book in for a virtual coffee or a coaching session, as well. You can do so here, or by getting in touch with our Head of Client Partnerships.
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