From the heart…intellectual capital & curiosity

I was having a conversation with a client and we were talking about how much we thought we knew about our fields.

He was really humble in his reply but he seemed to believe that the higher echelons of a company could not show curiosity unless they wanted to penalize their credibility.

I stopped him dead in his tracks (i.e.without going further) & asked what he meant by that.

He continued to explain that the executives in the company didn’t have a ” What can I learn today?” but an ” I know I know” approach to everything.

I asked if he felt this was productive for the company and he sighed and said “Of course not!   We want to move forward quickly but we always seem to have reticence and a wall to  climb over. This slows us down and makes us spend more energy on convincing upper management that there are a myriad of solutions as long as we keep an open mind. I just wish they were a little more….curious.”

CURIOUS!??!?I have been thinking of this word ‘curious’ ever since he said it. Wikipedia defines it as  a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning.

How do we gain a competitive edge through expanding company knowledge and business training thus strengthening Intellectual Capital if the people that are leading don’t feel like they have anything to learn? Doesn’t a great, not good, leader need to be the most curious of all?

Just ponder the thought and let your curiosity run wild…it will be worth it!

Lem..xo!

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Business Class: Learning Organization

 

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Here is a word I stumbled on as I was reading an article in a HBR journal I bought.

I like the term Learning Organization because it makes me feel like there is continuous improvement and humility in the working environment.

I suppose it’s a kind of buzzword that was developed in time.

Fluency Builder:

  1. Do you work for a company that can be defined as a learning organization?
  2. What are the most interesting and useful training paths your company offers?
  3. How important is humility in an organization? Do you think it’s a value that is instilled with a lead by example model?

Send us your feedback! If your company offers an amazing training course, share the idea with us!

Lem…xo!

p.s to stumble on : to learn or discover unexpectedly