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7 Things Smart Learners Do Differently

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What makes a real difference in reaching your potential is an ability to be a smart learner. See what smart learners do differently and what they can teach us.
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These are some useful characteristics of what differentiates smart learners. One of them, hanging around other smart people, is what a Vistage group is all about. The other, is to always be learning.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, March 4, 2014 4:52 PM

From my early days with Lee Thayer about 20+ years ago, it has always been about being in the learning mode.  Vistage, formerly known as TEC (The Executive Committee), was one of the many organizations that Lee infected with being in the learning mode as opposed to the knowing mode.  Red Scott would always say: You're green and growing (learning mode) or ripe and rotting (knowing mode).  I added that for many of us we turn to rotting and composting so that we can once again become green and growing.  It's not what I know that gets me in trouble. It's what I know that just ain't so...that does.   ozzie MIndfulness.com

ozziegontang's curator insight, March 4, 2014 4:54 PM

From my early days with Lee Thayer about 20+ years ago, it has always been about being in the learning mode.  Vistage, formerly known as TEC (The Executive Committee), was one of the many organizations that Lee infected with being in the learning mode as opposed to the knowing mode.  Red Scott would always say: You're green and growing (learning mode) or ripe and rotting (knowing mode).  I added that for many of us we turn to rotting and composting so that we can once again become green and growing.  It's not what I know that gets me in trouble. It's what I know that just ain't so...that does.   ozzie MIndfulness.com

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Research: We’re Not Very Self-Aware, Especially at Work

Research: We’re Not Very Self-Aware, Especially at Work | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
And it’s hurting our teams.
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it aint what you don't know--its what you know
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Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule

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Benjamin Franklin did this 1 hour a day, 5 hours a week. Why you should do it too.
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How to Develop a Leadership Philosophy?

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How to develop a leadership philosophy? Take time to define your theory, attitude, principles, and expected behaviors, all core to a leadership philosophy.
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Great Exercise for Reflecting on Philosophy
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Stop Paying Bonuses: Money Doesn't Motivate Employees

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Paying bonuses and high salaries only makes things worse.
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The Woman Behind the Netflix Culture Doc

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Making objectives, metrics and roles clear will always yield better results than top-down micro-management and decision by committee.
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The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

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A survey shows a striking lack of emotional intelligence among executives.
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Wow! So easy to do too.
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3 Things Extraordinary Leaders Do

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New research reveals the top 3 actions that make leaders extraordinary.
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Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

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Kim Scott cut her teeth as a manager at Apple and Google, and now helps create great leaders as an author and coach for companies like Twitter. Here's the secret that's made all the difference for her.
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5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Work Culture

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There are many misconceptions surrounding work culture, which can make actively building and participating seem more daunting than necessary.
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The $7 Million Startup With Zero Managers

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Buffer, the social media management company, is on a quest to create a self-managed workplace culture. Talk about transparency.
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40 Learning Quotes That Will Inspire You

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Here are 40 of some of the best learning quotes out there on the Web, collected from some of history's best and most brilliant minds.
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Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong

Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs -- or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: "What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?"

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Interesting...!!
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A Glimpse At A Workplace Of The Future: Valve - Forbes

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A glimpse at the workplace of the future: The Valve Corporation
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Radical Idea at the Office: A 40-Hour Workweek

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Tired of checking work email at all hours? Some small firms say a strict 40-hour workweek has made employees more efficient and less stressed.
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Corporate Culture: Seven Critical Factors - HRE Daily

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The Wharton School’s Adam Grant has written an interesting new piece for the New York Times on what job candidates should look for when trying to determine the values of their prospective employers. We’ve written extensively about corporate culture here at HRE, and there are many factors that separate one organization’s culture from others. But Grant …
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Great article on culture

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LinkedIn CEO reveals why so many founders struggle to scale their companies

LinkedIn CEO reveals why so many founders struggle to scale their companies | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
When Jeff Weiner became CEO of LinkedIn in 2009, he came into an interesting situation:...
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how to resolve stage two

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How to Have the Best Day of Your Life (No Matter What)

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Want to have the best day of your life every day and be a happier person? Here's how to create a perfect day and routine that works for you.
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Why Your Job Interview At This Startup Can Last Up To 22 Hours

Why Your Job Interview At This Startup Can Last Up To 22 Hours | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Interviewing for a new job is always a...
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