Recently, Petra Coach presented a webinar,
“Learning: The #1 Meta-Habit for You, Your Organization and Your Team” with McKeel Hagerty.
If you’re a business leader, this information is crucial to sharpening your skills and growing as a leader and team member.
You can find the full recording here.
To augment the recording, we noted takeaways and tips from the presentation.
Top Takeaways VUCA
A.K.A. The reality of the world right now
When: Morning and evening
What: Write a topic down to journal about
Morning about a topic – when you have a clear head
Evening is more like a diary and what happened that day
Questions for Journaling:
What accelerations have I observed?
How have I reset what is necessary in my life?
How have my values been challenged or reinforced?
What feedback is the world giving me about my choices?
What are the major lessons of 2020?
Learning is what you do for yourself. Education is done for you.
Your brain is wired for survival
i.e. Pattern recognition, seeing threats, continuation of the species, pleasure seeking
The brain of a leader has all of the same things, it’s just applied to more people
The Ultimate Metta Skills
Fostering curiosity and learning
Executive function – discerning and deciding
Communication – giving context/storytelling
Open to ideas
Questions for Journaling:
How would someone describe my ability to make wise judgements?
How aware am I of my biases and reflexive responses?
How do I best communicate?
How do I discuss principles and values with others?
How do I build trust?
Think of your mind like a swiss army knife – If you only use one tool, that’s all you’re going to get
The mind is also like a sieve – ideas just pour right through it
Memory is reinforced by meaning
The Rational Optimist – Matt Ridley
We benefit from the knowledge of others without having to learn it ourselves
The Leaders’ Learning Goal
Functional, high-level performance
Choose things you care about
Learn to love practice
Talents are not innate
Field with proven performers and track record of achievement
Finding a coach or teacher for high-quality feedback
Finding super learners
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise – Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool
Learning to love practice – Everyone who performs at a high-level practices more than you think
i.e. Steph Curry or Eddie Van Halen
Once you master it, it’s going to get boring and you need to work through that
The Gifts of Peak Performance
Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions when you don’t have all the facts – Annie Duke
Separate decision making from the outcomes, it sets you free
We’re always thinking in bets
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
Two ways of thinking – quick and slow
When our minds plays tricks on us, we have to train our mind to make decisions
Learning to explain our thinking
Explaining the thought behind your decision
Ultralearning – Scott Young
Filled with learning hacks
The Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition – Peter Hollins
The Self-Learning Blueprint – Peter Hollins
Make a plan of how to learn something
The Learning Plan
Download your Learning Plan Worksheets
HERE. Before You Begin
Choose a subject you are naturally curious about
Draw a ‘map’
Example: You’re not becoming a concert pianist, choose a song that you want to perfect. Do you need to buy a piano? Do you need to learn how to read music? Carve out time in your day when you will actively work on this.
Develop a deliberate learning practice
Carve out time in your day when you will actively work on this
Know your learning hacks
What are the tools you use?
Examples: The Great Courses, Evernote, Audible, Apple Podcasts, Blinkist, Get Abstract
Pomodoro Method: 25 minute brain blocks, separated by short breaks
Once you’ve done this, synthesize and self-test
Identify and connect with guides and coaches
Learning is the skill that we all need – especially in these VUCA times
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