Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work
Jan 24, 2019
How Being New, Naïve, and Even Clueless Can Be an Asset
In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. Rookies are unencumbered, with no baggage to weigh them down, no resources to burden them, and no track record to limit their thinking or aspirations.
For today’s knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery. Leadership expert Liz Wiseman argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers — alert and seeking, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like pioneers.
Most importantly, she identifies a breed of leaders she refers to as “perpetual rookies.” Despite years of experience, they retain their rookie smarts, thinking and operating with the mindsets and practices of these high-performing rookies.
This webcast explores the questions every experienced professional faces: “Will my knowledge and skills become obsolete and irrelevant? Will a young, inexperienced newcomer upend my company or me? How can I keep up?”
The answer is to stay fresh, keep learning, and know when to think like a rookie.
Liz will offer vivid illustrations, personal reflection, and practical tools to help leaders keep themselves and their entire team fresh, relevant, and performing at the top of their game.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Liz Wiseman is a researcher, executive advisor, and speaker who teaches leaders around the world. She is the author of three best-selling books: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. Liz is a former executive from Oracle Corporation. She writes regularly for Harvard Business Review and Fortune and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Time Magazines. She has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world.