104: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing | with Liz Wiseman

by Joe Sherwood on January 15, 2015

Rookie SmartsIs it possible to be at your best even when you are under-qualified or doing something for the first time? And after decades of experience, can you keep your skills from becoming obsolete and irrelevant, and recapture the curiosity and fearlessness of youth to take on new challenges? With the right mindset, you can. For today’s knowledge workers in this rapidly changing business environment, constant learning is more valuable than mastery. Liz Wiseman provides a guide for professionals seeking personal renewal, as well as for all leaders who must ensure their workforce remains vital and competitive.

Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. Her new book is Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. She is also the author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. Wiseman conducts research in the fields of leadership and learning and writes for Harvard Business Review and other journals. Previously, she was an executive at Oracle Corporation, where she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.

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  • This was great.
    When she talked about having all the qualifications allows little to learn.
    This is a something for me to learn to express as there are some areas I do not have. It is a good mindset when looking for a position that “requires” something I might now.

    Thank you.

    • Christopher, thanks for listening! I found this to be a very inspiring book; I couldn’t put it down and I was sorry when the conversation with Liz was finished. Glad you liked the interview too!

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