Paths Perspectives & Insights
“By default, when we embrace learning agility as a mindset, continuous learning at work becomes the norm. And with the twin challenges of both digitally turbocharged globalisation AND desperately needed economic recovery to navigate, we ALL need, as an imperative, to learn new ways of delivering value at work.
Surely hiring for adaptability and curiosity is a no-brain choice to make?” — Cathryn Barnard
“Self-directed learning is more about autonomy and less about independence.
The term, self-directed learning, has been understood in different ways and is sometimes implied as something we do alone. But learning is not that kind of activity even when it is self-directed. The way I think of self-directed learning is along the ideas of autonomy more than independence.
Self direction and interdependence may seem odd together, but we can’t self monitor without depending on the environment for feedback. Although some self-directed learning activities and tasks may be solitary, the learning process itself is interdependent on knowledge items, personal learning networks, peers, mentors, etc.” — Taruna Goel
“Leski describes unlearning, ridding ourselves of preconceptions; only when we realize what we don’t know can we pose the problem that we need to solve. We gather evidence—with notebook jottings, research, the collection of objects—propelling the process. We perceive and conceive; we look ahead without knowing where we are going; we make connections.
We pause, retreat, and stop, only to start again. To illustrate these stages of the process, Leski draws on examples of creative practice that range from Paul Klee to Steve Jobs, from the discovery of continental drift to the design of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família.
Creativity, Leski tells us, is a path with no beginning or end; it is ongoing. This revelatory view of the creative process will be an essential guide for anyone engaged in creative discovery.” — MIT Press, The Storm of Creativity by Kyna Leski with a foreword by John Maeda.
“How to maintain engagement with your community? How do you dance with complexity?” — Céline Schillinger
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” — Alan Watts