Rookies Lack Knowledge and Aren’t Bogged Down with Experience
Rookies, remember when you were beginning your career and you thought everyone around you was more experienced and had all the answers? Well, that’s the problem. Experience and knowledge can bog you down. Rookies come to the workplace eager to learn, willing to explore and offer new and creative ideas. The early, rookie years of our career are exciting and exhilarating, mainly because we didn’t have the confines of experience and the ‘right way’ to get in the way. The beauty of it is you can have decades of experience and become a rookie all over again. Learn how to do that in this episode of the Manager Mojo podcast. We get a chance to learn from Liz Wiseman, the author of “Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.” She helps us understand that we never have to give up our “rookie” spirit no matter what our age! Liz is also the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.” A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked as the vice president of Oracle University and for seventeen years as the global leader for human resource development. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. She has appeared on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and has written for Harvard Business Review. This is destined to be one of our favorite episodes. Enjoy and I highly recommend you buy her book.
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