Rookie Smarts

Rookie Smarts

Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Explains why people are often at their best when we are doing something for the first time and lays out a plan for reclaiming and cultivating this curious, flexible, youthful mindset that the author calls "rookie smarts." By the author of Multipliers. 50,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Is it possible to be at your best even when you are underqualified or doing something for the first time? Is it still possible, even after decades of experience, to recapture the enthusiasm, curiosity, and fearlessness of youth to take on new challenges? With the right mindset&;with Rookie Smarts&;you can.

In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. Careers stall, innovation stops, and strategies grow stale. Being new, naïve, and even clueless can be an asset. For today&;s knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery.

In this essential guide, leadership expert Liz Wiseman explains how to reclaim and cultivate this curious, flexible, youthful mindset called Rookie Smarts. She 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.

Rookie Smarts addresses 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.

Rookie Smarts isn&;t just for professionals seeking personal renewal; it is an indispensible resource for all leaders who must ensure their workforces remains vital and competitive.



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Leadership expert Liz Wiseman argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like frontiersmen. 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.
Argues that in a world where expertise quickly becomes outdated, an inexperienced employee who is willing to learn has an advantage, and suggests ways for workers to retain or recover a beginner's attitude, and for companies to benefit.

Topical Term: Career development
Success in business
Expertise
Ability
Technological innovations
Employees
Vocational qualifications
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062322630
Branch Call Number: HF5381 .W7736 2014
Characteristics: 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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