Did you learn something new today?
No? Why Not?
Just happy to be floating along feeling comfortable knowing what you know?
It’s time to get into the LEARNING ZONE.
That’s exactly where we learn best.
So, what happens to many of us when we end up in the workplace having been promoted into roles based on our technical competence?
We stop learning.
When we stop learning we also stifle the learning of those who report to us. This limits their potential to thrive and our potential to succeed at the same time.
Learning is a two-way street and even as Managers we can learn from another Human Being regardless of rank or title.
But first we must be prepared to enter the Learning Zone ourselves and drop the technical expert façade in order to open ourselves up to being COMFORTABLY UNCOMFORTABLE
There is a simple way to introduce the concept of being “comfortably uncomfortable”
I call it CONTINUE TO LEARN
Ask for help……say you don’t have all the answers……tell a story about why you find yourself to be vulnerable in certain situations.
Then let your people know that your role is to keep them COMFORTABLY UNCOMFORTABLE and out of COMFORTABLY COMFORTABLE or UNCOMFORTABLY UNCOMFORTABLE
It’s what a Being Human is all about
Mark LeBusque is the Human Manager. He has a track record in helping clients add more Human to their businesses and drive up Employee Engagement, Customer Experience and Business Results; and his 7 Step approach is based on his own experimentation as a Manager.
Mark’s first book BEING HUMAN – Why Robots are not the Answer to Business Success will be launched in February 2017. For Pre Launch Orders click below