Learning How to Learn

In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.  John Naisbitt

Even though I posted on life long learning last week, I am doing it again this week. It is a core value. It is a best practice. It is THE ESSENTIAL COMMITMENT leaders must have.

Leaders are learners.
It is those who learn, who will be able to lead.

Foolish, confused, out-of-date, behind the times, under-informed, or mis-informed is what happens when leaders don't learn, or minimally learn.

Be an avid, enthusiastic, contagious learner who forms communities and organizations of learners. 

Make sure you continue to learn how to learn.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International


p.s. Here are two of the most important resources you could ever find and master if you want to be the lead learner who creates learning communities. The Fifth Discipline is the theory (challenging, but extraordinary) and the Fieldbook is immensely practical. You could actually work through the Fieldbook apart from reading The Fifth Discipline.