Strategic HR, Training

Aspiring Leaders Should Take Untraditional Paths, Become ‘Learning-Agile’

Individuals who want to increase their effectiveness at work and aspire to become leaders should consider taking a higher-risk, higher-reward path. Instead of moving surely and safely up the career ladder, they should cultivate “learning agility,” a quality related to being more extroverted, more focused, more original, more resilient, less accommodating, and—ultimately—more successful.

According to research conducted by Green Peak Partners, learning-agile people can process new information and situations faster than others and adjust on the fly to changing conditions, making companies more flexible and responsive. They also help firms outperform their competitors.

Green Peak defines” learning agility” as flexibility, openness to information, and the ability to get—and apply—insight, even from a misstep.

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