Erika Andersen

Learning isn’t just about taking in information—it’s about what you do with that information. Do you use it to see the world in new ways, to come to new conclusions, to behave differently? If not, I propose to you that you’re not really learning. […] Real learning is almost always at least somewhat uncomfortable. It’s challenging. It’s figuring out how to operate in new ways, … [ Read more ]

Reading Books Won’t Future-Proof You. Here’s What Will.

Real learning is almost always at least somewhat uncomfortable. It’s challenging. It’s figuring out how to operate in new ways; questioning your assumptions; putting new ideas into practice. Real learning takes you out of the tried-and-true, and into that murky, disturbing land of I’m-not-very-good-at-this. And, I submit to you, that kind of learning is central to our success today.

Erika Andersen

And the antidote to fear? Pull people out of their panic and self-protective impulses by first acknowledging the difficulties, then raising their eyes and hearts to a possibility of success.

At that point you can take advantage of their newly available and hopeful energy to make that possibility a reality.

Growing Great New Managers

e’ve all seen it: a successful employee promoted to manager is given no training and essentially pushed into the deep end and told to swim? According to the author, this approach to creating new managers is epidemic. Using an accessible gardening metaphor, this article contends that new managers must have a support system available to train them, while on the job, to become successful managers. … [ Read more ]