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Continuous Learning for Continuing Innovation

 

The job of acquiring new skills in the next normal. Sometimes this feels like one more hat to juggle. Some of us are self-professed lifelong learners; so this job of skills acquisition seems to come easy. For others, it can be a chore. What if one of the most important skills is the simple task of harnessing innate values you already possess?

There is a famous book that advocates something like this – everything I needed to learn to be successful in business I learned in Kindergarten. As a mom of a Kindergartner, I was trying to connect the dots to see if this was the case So the point to ponder: does it have to be a pendulum swing from one extreme to another? I believe we can relearn those soft skills we learnt or always practiced (and have been required to forget!). And you will agree it is important that we do. Because it is these skills that are indeed the bedrock not just for collaboration but for the prerequisite to collaboration; the risk taking, infamous in innovation, that comes with owning up to not knowing something or making way for others that do, to help. And in this way, we would all move on to bigger, better things and hopefully rediscover our creative personas again.

Kristen Alexander has a unique perspective that can help us all take stock. Tune in to episode 2 in our series on Innovation Hacks to find out how. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4S-s-7F45U

 

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