The joy is in the mastering, not in being a master. Ron Shaich, the CEO of Panera Bread, believes, “If you are learning, you’ll never need to recharge.” Leverage learning as fuel to attack today’s steep and ceaseless learning curves. May these quotes serve as a consistent reminder to us all that we must always prioritize a life of learning.
- The greatest enemy of learning is knowing. ~John Maxwell
- If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search. ~Sir Ian Templeton
- I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~Louisa May Alcott Read more
Remember when a “tweet” was something birds did, “pinning” was reserved for thumbtacks, “uber” was used by surfers to describe killer waves, “linked-in” was a term exclusive for inmates, “applications” were for sending to colleges, “tinder” was used to create fire, “instagram” was a fast telegram, “yelp” was a sound dogs made, “amazon” was a river, “pandora” was a mythical box, and “facebook” was slang for a yearbook? Oh how fast the world turns these days.
Today Moore’s Law, which says computer processors double in complexity every two years, is really just an observation since we are now experiencing much faster innovation. Social and mobile technologies and the Internet have enabled us to create, share, and consume information at speeds that were never thought possible. This infographic depicts how fast the world moves every sixty seconds. Read more
Today’s workplace is on the verge of a leadership substitution where existing leaders will be replaced by workers with new ideas, expectations, approaches, and strategies. 63.3% of U.S. executives will be eligible to retire in the next 5 years and 33% are currently eligible to retire. In addition, in 2013 87% of Millennial workers took on management roles, versus 38% of Generation X and 19% of Baby Boomers.
Regardless if you are 22 or 72, employees that will thrive tomorrow are those that will embrace new attitudes about work and accept new styles of working. In the book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization, Jacob Morgan explores the principles of the future employee. Highlighted below are three of the principles. Read more