I was reading a management classic recently called Leading Change by John Kotter, a Harvard management professor.
In his view, companies that embrace change are those that will survive. Thus, one of the key ingredients of embracing change is to have a team of “lifelong learners.”
He lists the habits of lifelong learners:
What new have you tried lately?
What have you learned that caused you to improve?
How have you climbed out of your normal network to get new ideas? What have you read new? How have you engaged with vendors differently? Who have you called outside your normal circle and shared a problem with? What have you experimented with lately which could help others on our team?
Having answers to those kinds of questions is a measurement of your capacity as a lifelong learner. How did you do?