Continuous learning

You’re in an emergent environment!

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Feeling stuck lately? Are you having a hard time making decisions at home or at work? This is a common feeling right now, even for the most experienced and adept. As the world grows more complex, we have less certainty; we simply cannot know it all.

Feeling stuck lately? Are you having a hard time making decisions at home or at work? This is a common feeling right now, even for the most experienced and adept. As the world grows more complex, we have less certainty; we simply cannot know it all.

On top of that, many of the problem-solving skills we were taught are not so useful anymore. …


Continuous learning

#1. Find the diamond in the rough

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According to Harvard Business Review’s Understanding Leadership, a leader is defined as “one who can understand people’s motivations and enlist employee participation in a way that marries individual needs and interests to the group’s purpose.”

Leaders utilize their knowledge and character to launch their careers. They propel the paths of those they work with by teaching them valuable lessons. Throughout my career path, I have been fortunate to learn from incredible leaders.

1. Find the diamond in the rough

One of my former managers was in his early thirties, a Stanford graduate, and already very senior at the company. He was raking in seven-plus figures, annually. One day, he offered me a piece of advice I will never forget. …


And get rid of their anxieties.

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“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
– Babe Ruth

I have been a member of multiple teams and groups, some of which were high-performing and others that were dysfunctional. The leaders of those dysfunctional teams tried really hard to make things work well;

however, due to combinations of leadership and followership expectations, work styles/preferences, and the dynamic nature of the task — the leaders of dysfunctional teams came up short and consequently felt like failures. …

About

Marty de Jonge

As an agnostic change agent, I am constantly amazed at what happens in organizations and learn every day. Enthusiastic writer and always open for discussion.

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