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Learnability at the Heart of a Shifting Journey

“Learning agility is a mind-set and corresponding collection of practices that allow leaders to continually develop, grow and utilize new strategies that will equip them for the increasingly complex problems they face in their organizations.” — J.P. Flaum and Becky Winkler in Harvard Business Review

Learnability is all about mindset and practices, behaviour set and a personalized toolset. How can someone measure learnability? According to Manpower, this should be easy to do with a Learnability Quotient (LQ).

“Can you measure learnability? 

The Manpower Group has developed a web-based visual assessment to individual each individual’s Learnability Quotient (LQ). Results are expressed via three dimensions: 

  • Adventurous – the intrinsic desire to explore 
  • Intellectual – the motivation to learn 
  • Unconventional – questions the status quo. 

The score indicates an employee’s agility and level of motivation for self-development which also allows an organization to make decisions around development.” – in the Modern Workplace Learning in 2018, an ebook by Jane Hart

Do you balance street-smarts with book learning? Do you forge your path and are unafraid of the unknown? I do according to this self-assessment.

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I did another test on character strengths with the VIA Institute. Again, my love of learning popped up at the first rank.

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As suggested by my learning partner, Luis Suarez @elsua, I also did the StrengthsFinder Assessment brought by the Gallup Center. My ‘learner’ strength also went on my top 10 theme strengths when I did the Clifton StrengthsFinder self-assessment in 2019. Over sessions with my certified coach, Lotte Koënig, I realized how strategic thinking is one of my prominent strengths.

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Self-assessments are useful for getting to know me better and having data and patterns on why and how I am/become what I am inside and outside the workplace. What are the science and the approaches behind the curtail of those self-assessments? I wondered.

What matters to me is to share how I am and become a modern professional learner and learning catalyst.

“If you are looking for an example of #LOL (Learning Out Loud) and what it’d look like, look no further than this stupendous read by @rotanarotana So much to learn in that piece alone! #WOL” — @elsua

How about you? What does your learnability look like?

Learning Concierge helps and supports individuals and organisations to take responsibility for their continuous self-improvement and development. By providing personal and responsive advice mapped to best-in-class practices, individuals can find new ways to overcome workplace performance issues. Discover smarter ways of learning, get ahead, win the race.


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