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The Traits That Lead To Success - And How To Tell Who's Got Them

The Traits That Lead To Success - And How To Tell Who's Got Them | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it

Technology changes quickly. Companies implode and people switch jobs every few years.

 

If 30% of information in some fields becomes obsolete in a year, how long does expertise last? says Liz Wiseman in her forthcoming book, Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.

 

It’s not that expertise isn’t helpful, but success comes from constantly approaching work as a “perpetual rookie,” Wiseman writes, someone who is “living and working perpetually on a learning curve.” People who can do that will thrive. Here’s how to recognize someone who’s always in back-to-school mode:

 


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Don Cloud's insight:

"Being a good leader often means approaching situations with a rookie mindset." 

 

Without this "rookie" mindset, a leader will gravitate towards him/her knowing the answer or relying too heavily on "experts" who supposedly know the answers.  And this will inevitably lead to groupthink and static thinking.

 

Instead, ask thoughtful questions and inspire the same of those around you -- this is the only path to critical thinking and innovation ... and to create the organizational culture that naturally thinks and operates in this way.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 15, 2014 6:52 PM

Being a good leader often means approaching situations with a rookie mindset. Here's how to tell if you are up to the challenge.

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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it

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Admittedly, I only do 1 out of these 5 -- perhaps this is an opportunity for self-improvement.  Useful habits to strive for.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:06 PM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilising the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful, and healthy, lifestyle.That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people.


Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking – you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According to Inc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. In addition, the health benefits for those with a life before work go on and on. Let’s explore 5 of the things successful people do before 8 am.

Lee Werrell's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:41 AM

Not strictly compliance, but definately corporate achievement.